Our legal secretary students recently enjoyed a careers day with some of London’s top law firms, allowing them to gain an insight into the industry, and realise what they could achieve post-college.
In attendance were Linklaters, an international law firm headquartered in the capital, Herbert Smith Freehills, who won 2017 Firm of the Year at the annual Australasian Law Awards, as well as Baker McKenzie, Eversheds Sutherland, Laytons, and Ryder Reid.
The day kicked off with presentations from some of the companies, which detailed their history, the work they do, and the personal journeys of some staff members. One such company that delivered a presentation was Baker McKenzie, the second largest law firm in the world by headcount, which really emphasises the opportunities available to our students.
Following the presentations the students completed various career-led activities with the employers, with tasks including telephone technique, proofreading and event planning. This allowed them to not only gain hands-on experience with duties they will undoubtedly be fulfilling in years to come, but also to seek careers advice, discuss current opportunities and ask any questions to the companies.
To conclude proceedings, Catherine Foley, Assistant Principal for the Faculty of Business and Technology, presented certificates to the students who performed well in the educational activities.