(Pictured to the left: Luiza Da Costa at the Skills for Business Awards)
On Thursday 4th July 2014 Recruitment & Training Manager, Luiza Da Costa, attended the Skills for Business Awards which were held at the Hilton in Manchester.
The awards were hosted by comedian Dara O’Brian and the event set out to celebrate businesses in Greater Manchester that invest in the training and development of their staff.
Express Solicitors are part of the ‘Greater Manchester Legal Employer Skills Group’ which won the award for ‘Sector Collaboration’. This group has successfully implemented the new legal services apprenticeship role which has resulted in improved business models and a more diverse labour mix. In the first year of this scheme 47 apprentices were appointed in law firms across Greater Manchester, earning a salary and gaining practical experience whilst training at Manchester Metropolitan University Law School.
Junior Smith started his apprentice with Express Solicitors in November 2013 and has since been promoted to a New Client Team position which involves taking the initial claim details. To find out more about Junior’s apprenticeship scheme, click on the link: https://www.expresssolicitors.co.uk/news/interview-express-solicitors-apprentice-junior-smith-8603
(Pictured below: Some of this year’s apprentices from the Greater Manchester Legal Employer Skills Group’, including Express Apprentice – Junior Smith)