National Careers Week 2020 Starts Today2nd March 2020
Gilbert Stephens Solicitors have always been active in promoting Law as an interesting and worthwhile career option for young people to consider. That is why as a firm we strongly support National Careers Week which runs from today, Monday 2nd March to Friday 7th March.
National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide careers guidance at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.
The not-for-profit company says, “with youth unemployment remaining high and employers citing that young people are ill prepared with the basic skills needed for employment, there has never been more need for careers guidance to be promoted and celebrated in education. National Careers Week is a great platform to inform and inspire the next generation as they enter the world of work”.
At Gilbert Stephens, we do what we can to inform and inspire younger generations to consider a career in Law. This year, we will be attending various careers events to include the Okehampton College Careers and Higher Education Fair and the Exeter School Careers Convention, where we will be among over 40 other organisations who attend the event.
At each career event we attend, we aim to advise students on the A-level subjects that are most useful if they are considering a career in Law, in addition to the academic qualifications and training required to become a solicitor.
There are many exciting opportunities for school leavers who are thinking of taking a route into Law. For example, law apprenticeships are becoming more and more appealing as they offer practical training on the job. There are three broad levels that can be achieved e.g. Legal Administration/Support, Paralegal or Solicitor. There is also a specialist pathway option to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive. Each can be taken as a stand-alone apprenticeship or can be linked for those who want to progress between roles.
Overall, the firm advises to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in Law to look into the different routes, and to find the path that can help them best achieve their career ambitions.
To download free resources and find out more about National Careers Week take a look at the their website here.