Wendy Ferguson – Mentor Scheme

wendyWendy Ferguson is a Litigation Executive in the Occupier’s and Public Liability department at Express Solicitors, having initially joined the firm’s New Client Team in August 2014. Wendy’s role involves dealing with Occupier’s and Public Liability portal case submissions in cases up to a value of £25,000.

Wendy studied her GDL at Manchester Metropolitan University and took part in their Mentor Scheme; it was through this that she was introduced to Assistant Solicitor, Sarah Fowden.

When Wendy was asked about her experience of the mentor scheme at Express Solicitors, she commented: “I met with Sarah at Express Solicitors and spent about 40 minutes with her.  She helped me with my CV and interview questions and answered my questions about getting into a firm without any law experience.

“Sarah was extremely helpful and patient with me and took time out of her own schedule to answer my many questions.  I learnt how to draft my CV for a law firm.  She introduced me to the firm’s HR department which led to being offered a week’s placement at the firm.  I believe that the mentor scheme, along with my placement at Express Solicitors enabled me to get my initial job in the firm’s New Client Team.

“I would highly recommend anyone to take part in the mentor scheme as it’s a great way to network and get insight into what a law firm is looking for in potential candidates.”

When asked about her new role in the Occupier’s & Public Liability department, Wendy commented: “I am constantly learning and I feel like I am being invested in.  I feel part of a team that strives for success.  It is where I want to be.”

 Click on the link for more information about the MMU Mentor Scheme

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