Hello, I Am Amy
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I decided to take the apprenticeship route into Law as not
only does it allow me to study but also gain valuable work experience within
the legal sector. The practical skills I develop on the job will be beneficial
when I come to qualify as a solicitor and will allow me to understand what is
needed for me to excel within my role. Throughout the apprenticeship, I have
and will continue to benefit from the encouragement and support of my team and
employer. I have had access to comprehensive training, support and mentors to
offer additional help and resources required to improve my skills. On top of
this, I have created a network with other apprentices where we are able to
share experiences and support one another.
I would definitely recommend to anyone who is considering an
apprenticeship to jump at the opportunity and be willing to get involved in
different things within your day-to-day role to progress as far as possible. I
have had support from not just my team but the company as a whole in terms of
promoting apprenticeships and being able to attend events and conferences. This
has really helped with raising profile in the company and in the legal sector.
On a day-to-day basis, I work alongside other senior team members on various
areas of legal work, including strategic work and contract drafting. I attend a
lot of meetings around various pieces of work or team related meetings. The
opportunity to work at Jisc as part of my Apprenticeship so far has been really
interesting as I have been to get experience in cutting edge legal work in
relation to digital solutions and data.
I have had continuous support from Jisc as my employer,
especially through the apprenticeship cohort that we have at Jisc. This has
allowed me to connect and build friendships with other apprentices. My team
have always pushed me to progress throughout my apprenticeship and support when
necessary. The University of Law as my training provider have always supported
me with my academic studies, with extended support throughout the pandemic.
The biggest challenge in my apprenticeship currently was
having to work and study through the pandemic. This resulted in a lot of remote
studying without any face-to-face interaction which at times was not easy. This
has improved massively since we have come out of the pandemic and the support
has been better than ever.
The highlight of my apprenticeship in the last 5 years would
be having the opportunity to gain valuable work experience alongside studying
for my degree. This has allowed me to raise profile, understand professional
work in the legal sector and build on my academic knowledge.