National Careers Week

4th March 2019

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National Careers Week 2019 begins on Monday 4th March. Gilbert Stephens Solicitors are active in promoting Law as an interesting and worthwhile career option for young people to consider.

In 2018 we attended various careers events, including the Okehampton College Careers and Higher Education Fair and the Exeter School Careers Convention, where we were among over 40 organisations who attended the event.

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.”

When we attend careers events, we aim to advise students on the A-level subjects that are most useful if they are considering a career in law, and 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. 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 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.

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors recommend that anyone who is interested in a career in law looks into the different routes, to find the path that can help them best achieve their career ambitions.

If you would like more information about a career with Gilbert Stephens Solicitors, take a look at our careers page, contact Sarah Judd, HR Manager on 01392 424242 or email .