The City beckons for Palmer’s College student

THE FUTURE looks bright for three Palmer’s College students who have each landed sought after places in a prestigious London law firm’s two year training scheme.

Emma Turner (17, Grays), Charity Stone (18, South Ockendon) and Chelsea Blackmore (18, Grays) all studied the ILEX Legal Secretaries Diploma at Palmer’s, a two-year course that teaches the skills required to pursue a legal secretarial career.

All 40 second year ILEX students were interviewed by legal firm, SJ Berwin, in November, with 12 being chosen for a space on a two week work placement. Of those 12, Emma, Charity and Chelsea so impressed the firm that they have each been offered a place on the training scheme.

Julie Putz, Curriculum Manager for Legal Secretaries, said: “Our students will be based in four different departments during their two year contract. If they successfully complete that, they will then be offered a junior secretarial role within the firm. We have a close relationship with legal firms like SJ Berwin, which ensures our students have the best opportunities, and we are incredibly proud with all they have achieved.”

Mark Vinall, Principal, added, “This is a fantastic opportunity and shows just how hard Emma, Charity and Chelsea worked during their time at Palmer’s. The ILEX Legal Secretaries Diploma is a fantastic course, and this shows just how well prepared our students are for life after college. They should be proud that they have managed to find a paid placement straight after Palmer’s and I wish them the best of luck for the training scheme.”

The students have now completed their diplomas and will start the training scheme in August.

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