Local students hear about a career in law
Some Year 9 female students from St Luke’s Church of England School, Isca Academy and St James School, part of the Ted Wragg Trust, joined students from other schools around Exeter for a special workplace event at law firm Michelmores this month, which aimed to introduce them to career opportunities within professional services.
The girls took part in a workshop on communication skills and confidence run by Judy Salmon, a professional business coach and personal development consultant. They also listened to a talk on early careers opportunities at Michelmores. The day concluded with an office tour by the firm’s trainee solicitors, apprentices and placement year students.
The firm hopes that sessions like these will help to make a career in law more accessible and they have introduced various initiatives which focus on social mobility and inclusion. The event was coordinated with the support of Empowering Girls Exeter which links Year 9 girls from local secondary schools with professional women in the city for a programme of mentoring.
Harrison Littler, Headteacher at St Luke’s Church of England School said:
“I want to say a big thank you to Michelmore for giving our students the opportunity to spend some time with their fantastic employees hearing about a career in law. I know the students took a huge amount away from the session and that it got them all thinking hard about their futures.”
Moira Marder, CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust said:
“It’s great to hear about the work Michelmores are doing with local young people to make sure that they consider careers in professions like law. At the Ted Wragg Trust, we want children to reach high and fulfil their full potential and partnerships like this are a brilliant way of inspiring that.”