Networks specifically for legal apprentices
The networking opportunities for graduates offered a training contract with law firms, and networking opportunities for trainee solicitors, are baked-in and numerous. While most law firms and in-house legal teams will extend to solicitor apprentices the opportunity to join all teams and clubs open to other lawyers, creative thought should be given to solicitor apprentice-specific networking also, and that includes networking with apprentices at other law firms and corporates.
Joanna recommends researching existing networking offerings for solicitor and paralegal apprentices such as the Legal Apprentice Society, the Black Apprentice Network and the Muslim Apprentice Community, employer-led cross-firm events and opportunities offered by the Association of Apprentices. Joanna can link you to the right contacts for networks which already exist. This may include networking for employers with responsibility for running solicitor apprenticeship programmes.
Joanna has extensive experience of designing and running legal networking events. In addition to her legal role at her previous employer, between 2017 and 2021 Joanna carried out a new events role she crafted for herself in the Alumni Network team because she has a strong interest in the importance of networks. Her five years of experience in this team gives Joanna a strong understanding of networks, and designing and organising bespoke events.
Solicitor Apprenticeship Set-Up
Joanna can assist with all work streams including choice of training provider, outreach and attraction of talent, recruitment and design of the solicitor apprentice programme
Solicitor Apprenticeship Mentoring
Mentors play a big part in the wellbeing of solicitor apprentices. Independent mentoring outside the solicitor apprentice’s employer can be helpful, even before they arrive
Book a call or meeting with Joanna
Joanna’s advisory services on solicitor apprenticeships are available at a daily rate, but there is no charge for an initial call or in-person meeting to discuss your current requirements