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Gaining Essential Work Experience

20th November 2015

After attending an event hosted by Legal Cheek where our CEO, Ed Fletcher, was a panel member, Danniy spoke to Ed to seek some guidance on her future career plans to become a solicitor. Following the event she got in touch with us to come up to Southport to really experience the culture within Fletchers.

Danniy has spent the week with us in our medical negligence department, learning about our cases and how we work as team. “I’ve enjoyed my time at Fletchers, the overall morale of the whole organisation, it’s a really friendly place and you can see how it’s been structured to support everything; this was even evident in my induction.”

During her time here Danniy has been able to see how a case develops at Fletchers. “It’s really opened my eyes, I’ve always thought about going into criminal law but coming to Fletchers has shown me another side. Medical negligence is an area that doesn’t get very much recognition but it’s obvious from being here how important it is and how much support clients need.”

Danniy wanted to gain work experience so she could be more informed when making future career choices. Our Talent and Resourcing Specialist, Alison Pye, explained about why it is so important to get work experience, and how beneficial it can be. “In the current economic climate, it is imperative that graduates have some form of relative work experience on their CV’s. Taking the time and effort to obtain relevant work experience in your field will put you ahead of other students, these days employers want to see proof of your passion, spending just a week with a reputable company shows initiative and commitment. In the long run it will make a candidate stand out to any prospective employer and who knows if you impress enough it may even land you your dream job!”

We asked Danniy what she has enjoyed most about being at Fletchers and how her overall experience with us has been over the week. “When I first enquired about coming to Fletchers I thought it was a small law firm, mainly because of the way Ed spoke about everyone being a family and he knew everyone’s names, however I was pleasantly surprised about how big it really is! One of the best parts has been the internal culture; it really seems somewhere enjoyable to work, the ethos is great, in the future I would like to run my own business and I want it to be structured like Fletchers.”

It was a pleasure to have Danniy join us for the week to gain experience within a personal injury firm and Fletchers wish her the best of luck in her future career.

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