For the first time, we have appointed two apprentices as part of our ongoing commitment to nurturing young talent.
Sixteen year old Joshua Haigh from Leeds joins the firm as an administrative assistant and Emily Chadwick, 17, also from Leeds, joins as a client support assistant.
During his year with Clarion, Joshua will assist with administrative tasks such as processing annual leave, booking courses and travel, and providing employee reports. Emily’s role will include meeting and greeting clients, and assisting with the organisation of seminars and events.
“Clarion has always been committed to providing training for the talent of the future and as a firm we have the structure in place to provide fully supported training to those who would like pursue a career in an office based environment,” explains Mark Burns, managing partner of Clarion.
Clarion HR director Tracy Booth adds: "We recognise that to continue in full time education is not the desired path for all people of school leaving age, however, it is often difficult for them to find a job which would lead to a career as they do not possess the required experience for which most jobs are searching. Using an apprenticeship scheme for both our client support assistant role and our administrative assistant role is our way of providing the training and support young people need to have a chance in the business environment.”
Mark Burns concludes: “Our aim is to provide high class training and retain our apprentices following their year with us. Not only will we continue to grow our internal support network for all members of the team, but we also hope to be able to offer apprenticeships to more young people and encourage other law firms and office based companies to follow the trend.”
Clarion has a 100-strong team, including 18 partners, based at its Elizabeth House offices on Queen Street.
Clarion offers specialist services to cover all areas of clients’ business and private life including: corporate, commercial and IP; property; banking and finance; corporate recovery; dispute resolution; employment; costs and litigation funding; and debt recovery; plus private client; family and disputed wills and trusts. To find out more, please visit www.clarionsolicitors.com
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Picture shows (L to R): Clarion apprentices Emily Chadwick and Joshua Haigh with managing partner Mark Burns
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