On Monday, 4 March, members of Lyons Davidson attended the Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair at the First Direct Arena.
Last week was National Apprenticeship Week, and a busy one for Lyons Davidson! As the Senior Manager responsible for our legal apprenticeships strategy, it has been a particularly hectic one for me, including meeting with both the Law Society Wales office and the Law Society of Scotland (LSS).
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 … Continued
By Lyons Davidson’s Legal Apprentices Designated study time An important aspect of an being a legal apprentice is making sure you give yourself enough time to study. This will help you to balance your work and studies. You can also plan what you are going to study which will help to keep you focused. Make sure … Continued
As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Lyons Davidson’s legal apprentices decided to come up with a few top tips for apprentices of the future based on our own experiences as legal apprentices. Before the apprenticeship Make sure you research the apprenticeship programme; Ensure that you choose the right firm for you; Research the firm, take pride … Continued
To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Lyons Davidson’s legal apprentices share their experiences of apprenticeship: Many people are left unsure of what career path they would like to pursue when they leave secondary education. A lot of people feel obliged to study at university, this being the most popular next step. However, many are intimidated by … Continued
Legal Apprenticeships can be very challenging and demanding, especially when they relate to a job that you have had no previous exposure to. During my time as an apprentice with Lyons Davidson, the thing that I have found the toughest is managing the balance between learning the law side of things, putting them into practice … Continued
On 12 November 2014, apprentices, employers and other types of stakeholders will come together at The Big Event, the Big Celebration at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff to celebrate some great developments that have happened to apprenticeships in Wales over the past year, as well as plan ahead for what is to come. I am delighted … Continued
Recent changes in the legal profession and higher education system have led to a review of the methods of entry to the profession and the recognition of the need for a fresh approach. The new Level 4 Legal Apprenticeship, which launched in 2013, is just that: a programme that enables people to start their careers … Continued
On Monday, 23 September I spoke at the launch of the Welsh Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services (HALS) at the Welsh Assembly/Senedd in Cardiff. On the panel of speakers with me was Liz Field, CEO of the Financial and Legal Skills Partnership, Chris Sweetman from Kaplan Altior (who currently provide the apprenticeship training in Wales) … Continued
National Apprenticeship Week 2013 kicked off on 11 March and fittingly it was also the launch day for the new Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services. Apprenticeships have been around for hundreds of years, although law apprenticeships hadn’t been available as a means to access legal careers. From hereon this all changes – exciting … Continued