Former Palmer’s student Holly is blazing a trail in the legal profession

A FORMER student at Palmer’s College in Grays is blazing a trail to a career in law with a top broadcaster.Holly Moore, 18, who studied English Literature, Law and Psychology at Palmer’s beat off more than 500 applicants to win a place on the prestigious Trailblazer apprentice scheme and will spend the next six years training to become a qualified solicitor.There were 500 applicants for the role with broadcaster ITV and Holly, who lives at Fairview in Stanford-le-Hope, was one of just 40 selected for an assessment day and then she came through an interview process featuring the top eight applicants.The former William Edwards School student will now spend four days a week at ITV and one day studying at City University of London in partnership with CILEx Law School. The six years are spent in different departments of the broadcaster – with a six-month property law placement at Slaughter and May and a six-month litigation placement at Arnold & Porter LLP during the fifth year.Andrew Garard of ITV said: “We are delighted to be the first in-house legal department to embrace the new Solicitor Apprenticeship scheme. We see the new apprenticeship route as a great opportunity to create solicitors who know ITV’s business inside out at the point of qualification. This can only enhance our quest to make our lawyers true business partners. Holly said: “I am very excited to be offered this opportunity with ITV, as I have the opportunity to obtain a law degree and become a fully qualified solicitor whilst gaining six years work experience! Sandip Charlton, Subject Area Manager at Palmer’s College added: “I am so impressed and delighted for Holly. I always knew that with her work ethic, effort and dedication she would go on to great things.”

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