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On Wednesday, 8 March 2017, we attended the Careers Day at Notre Dame Sixth Form College, with which we have a longstanding relationship.

Notre Dame caters for students aged 16+.  The college is attended by approximately 1,500 domestic and international students and offers a full range of A levels and BTECs.

One of the A levels on offer at the college is law, a popular choice for study. Notre Dame has also just launched a BTEC in law and around 40 students are expected to sign up; the intention is to link the BTEC course with legal apprenticeships.

Legal Apprenticeships

Lesley Cowling, Fallon O’Mahony, Samuel Higgins and Mohammad Yusuf spoke to hundreds of students about the Legal Apprenticeships that we offer at Lyons Davidson and generated a lot of interest for this year’s upcoming application window.

Lyons Davidson attends Notre Dame Sixth Form College’s Careers Day

We also discussed what the benefits of university and apprenticeships with students, many were undecided about which route to follow. We told students that if they undertook an apprenticeship  they would gain invaluable work experience, which could make them more employable than university students without any experience of working within the legal profession. In addition, apprenticeships would mean they did not have the student debt from attending university as they would earn while they learned.

Careers Day questions

A valuable part of a careers day is students’ questions: they were able to ask any questions about our roles, the career path we had taken ourselves and what it was like to work for Lyons Davidson.

All of the students had a rewarding day and we are looking forward to next year’s Careers Fair at Notre Dame. We also hope to see some familiar faces when conducting the interviews for the apprenticeships this year.

For more information about Notre Dame Sixth Form College or Legal Apprenticeships contact Fallon O’Mahony by emailing [email protected], or calling 0113 368 7821. You can also visit our Careers pages for  ore information on working at Lyons davidson.