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Life as a Modern Apprentice - A first step into my professional career

Life as a Modern Apprentice - A first step into my professional career

All throughout my high school years I was asked what I wanted to do when I left, my answer was always “I’ll just go to college or university.” I left high school still undecided in what I was to do. Looking for work is always a daunting process, and I had no idea that modern apprenticeships even existed. After hours of internet research I came across the modern apprenticeship scheme. I signed up and instantly received notifications about potential interviews.

Transitioning from seeing my

Finding A Traineeship: A (Brief) A-Z From A Trainees Perspective

Finding A Traineeship: A (Brief) A-Z From A Trainees Perspective

You have studied hard, attained your law degree and you are finally ready to be a Trainee Solicitor. Now, all that is left to do is to find a traineeship! But, how exactly do you do that?

Importantly, the answer to this is not the same for everyone. For some, the answer is more straightforward than others. They may have always have dreamt of being a high-flying Commercial Solicitor and know that this is what they intend to pursue. For others, they may fancy themselves

Modern Apprentice Opportunities

Modern Apprentice Opportunities

At TC Young, we offer modern apprentice opportunities in all of our offices. We have worked with school leavers for a number of years (before it was called a modern apprenticeship) and it is a recruitment method that we feel offers excellent training for school leavers. It is also a relationship that we continue to benefit from with individuals receiving training in different areas of the business.

A long time ago ?? we had a plan:

  1. To recruit a legal secretary; however we struggled to

The Search For A Trainee - a view from the other side

The Search For A Trainee - a view from the other side

Trainee recruitment is a part of my job I really enjoy. I love meeting new people and trying to find someone that I think will bring an extra dimension, while assessing whether they will work well alongside the existing team.

Our latest search for a trainee produced nearly 100 applicants. But of that 100, how do we whittle them down?

First of all we decide what our key criteria will be. That will vary each year depending on the priorities we place on certain skills,

Top tips when completing a trainee application form

Top tips when completing a trainee application form

As TC Young starts looking for another trainee, I thought some candidates may welcome some tips for completing a trainee application form before pushing the send button ?

  1. ?Your application form and covering email will create a first impression. ?As a wise man once said you don?t get a second chance to make a first impression?!
  2. Read the application form carefully. Then read it again to ensure you understand the guidelines provided. An application form is not only an opportunity to provide your details, it

Why I would recommend a Modern Apprenticeship

Trying to decide which career path to go down towards the end of my time at school was a difficult and somewhat daunting process, as is the case for a lot of school leavers. The decision lies between further education, such as college and university, or to go straight into the big bad world and get a job. I know first-hand how hard a choice this can be. I found the idea of further education very appealing however I wanted to be earning money. I

Life as a Modern Apprentice

In February of this year I began my Modern Apprenticeship with TC Young in Edinburgh. I am an Admin Assistant within the Property Department and the tasks I carry out as a modern apprentice can differ day to day. Some of the duties are:

  • Collecting mail in the morning as well as alternate evenings
  • Doing the filing for the solicitors
  • Collecting and preparing banking and recorded deliveries
  • Writing cheques
  • Preparing meetings and clearing up once finished
  • Arranging for delivery/collection from our offsite storage company
  • Undertakings

Life as a Trainee at TC Young

Life as a Trainee at TC Young

I recently began my traineeship with TC Young. I have joined the busy court department and I am enjoying working as a trainee solicitor. Although I have only been at TC Young for a short time, I feel that I have learnt a lot already.

TC Young offers a unique experience compared to other firms of its size, they do not move their trainees around departments in 6 month slots and my entire traineeship will be spent within the court department. This will allow me

Summer Placement at TC Young - a student's perspective

As a student, it?s a relief to have some kind of formal work placement organised for the summer holidays. Something more interesting than stacking shelves, a chance to apply some knowledge you have learned from University, as well as being good for the CV. But what about the content of my placement at TC Young? Would this be days filled with making coffees and photocopying?

Thankfully not. Over my short time here I have been able to work in different departments doing a variety of