1 September 2015

Image of Higher Apprenticeship Success for Law Student

Meg Earl, who has recently completed her studies in Law, Psychology & English Language at the College, has successfully gained a place on a Legal Higher Apprenticeship with international law firm, Hill Dickinson.

The former Woodchurch High School pupil was encouraged to apply for the apprenticeship scheme by the College’s Head of Law, Paula Blakemore who advised Meg on the best places to search and apply. Meg faced a rigorous application process which involved a video interview and an assessment day where she had to deliver a presentation, take part in challenges, complete an assessment and another interview.

Meg, who will be completing her apprenticeship at the firm’s Liverpool office, competed with over 100 other young people from 25 different Merseyside schools for a place on the Legal Apprenticeship with the prestigious law firm, who are "keen to provide career opportunities for young people in Merseyside.”

Meg, who is delighted to have achieved a place on the 3-year Apprenticeship scheme, commented on why she believes this route was the right option for her career plan, “I think the opportunity to work within a professional environment whilst completing my exams will give me a better experience and insight into my chosen career without having to worry about the cost of University fees.”

Meg will be working full time at the firm in Liverpool whilst completing her studies and will qualify as a Legal Executive with the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of Law at a later stage. Meg added, “I have not decided which area of Law I would like to specialise in yet, but I think being able to experience the day-to-day activities within a professional Law Firm will help me to decide this.”

Meg also commented on her experience at The Sixth Form College, “It has been hard work but the teachers help you and push you along the way to reach the highest grade possible. The facilities and opportunities also help to support you and make you more determined to work harder.”

Tags: Sixth Form A Level Student Career Career Pathways Law Apprenticeship Higher Education Meg Earl

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