Law firm helping young people achieve career ambitions through apprenticeships

Gordon Brown Law Firm is championing apprenticeships in the region, giving two people between the ages of 18-23 the chance to achieve a career in law without going to university.

The programme combines a paid job with the training, assessment and study required to meet the standard expected in the legal field. The apprentices will have acquired a nationally recognised legal qualification, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) upon completion of their apprenticeships.

Deb Tweedy, HR manager at Gordon Brown Law Firm, said: “It actually allows the apprentices to follow a career path which will afford them with the relevant skills and experience that are closely linked to the industry and the needs of the client.

“We are also delighted to advise that a further two employees – one from the residential conveyancing arm of the business and the other from the HR team – will have the opportunity to go on to complete a paralegal course in residential conveyancing and employment law respectively, following completion of an NVQ 2 in Business Administration.”

“Our apprentices will gain invaluable experience through training and assessment and build for the future from day one. North East unemployment figures are still a big challenge and we should not underestimate the youth employment situation. Here at Gordon Brown Law Firm we plan to work with local schools and colleges to support the regional economy and encourage a generation of youngsters to aim for a career in law.”