Two teens land apprenticeships at top law firm
TWO teenagers have been recruited by a leading city law firm thanks to the Post’s Get Notts Working campaign.
Daniel Roper and Paul Morris are to start work at Cartwright King next month.
Welcome aboard: From left, Rupert Hawke and Helen Nightingale, from Cartwright King, with apprentices Daniel Roper and Paul Morris.
Daniel, 18, of Arnold, will start a business and administration apprenticeship, while Paul, 18, of Watnall, will work in IT.
The firm, in Old Market Square, pledged to take on two apprentices as part of the Post campaign.
It joins a growing band of white-collar firms taking on apprentices – showing they are not just restricted to the engineering, utility and construction sectors.
We are aiming for 200 pledges in a 100-day period, having already surpassed our original target of 100.
Daniel will start work on June 18, having finished his A-levels at Redhill Academy.
He said: “I’ve looked at 30 to 40 apprenticeships since I turned 16, but when this came up I was delighted as I had an interest in law. It is going to allow me to learn on the job and get paid at the same time so it will be ideal.”
Daniel will be based in the business and admin team.
Paul, who is due to leave Kimberley School next month, will be responding to any issues the firm’s staff have, while also helping out on projects.
He said: “I am really looking forward to getting started and being fully trained up.
“I’m so happy I’ve got this role, and hopefully a job at the end of the apprenticeship.”
Daniel and Paul are the first two apprentices the firm has taken on.
They were employed through Nottingham and Notts Futures.
The Post is calling on other firms to follow suit and make a pledge.
Cartwright King finance director Rupert Hawke said: “We are growing all of the time and believe apprentices are a great way of bringing in new people as we can mould them to the standards we expect.
“Traditionally, apprenticeships are seen as beneficial to the construction firms, but we hope they will be equally useful in the office.”
Karen Woodward, divisional apprenticeship director for the National Apprenticeship Service, said: “I am so pleased to hear that one of Nottingham’s leading law firms has recognised the benefits of recruiting their first apprentices.
“This is wonderful news and shows that the professional services are now changing their view on recruiting good calibre employees to follow apprenticeship frameworks.”
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