Thomas Rotherham College law students have had a taste of real life work experience at Howells Solicitors.
Howells have joined with TRC to become one of the college’s Employee Advisor’s. Over the last 6 months, Howells has opened its doors to no less than 24 students giving each a taste of the legal profession through work experience.
Andrew Penney, Course Leader at TRC commented “We are very grateful for the successful partnership TRC Law department have been able to form with Howells Solicitors over the last academic year. Students have found the work experience to be very rewarding and a fantastic first taste of the legal profession. The sponsorship money has funded a variety of competitions and we are looking forward to working with Howells again next year on a range of other exciting opportunities.”
TRC A-Level Law student Amy Saxby, who won first prize in an extended writing competition winning the opportunity of spending a week with Howells, said “My work experience at Howells Solicitors was extremely beneficial and helped me realise that I definitely want to continue with Law as a future career path.
“The experience that has encouraged me to choose Law at University and I would like to thank Howells for being so wonderful and letting me work with them.”
As part of the employee advisor scheme, Howells has attended open evenings to give advice to prospective students and parents as well as offering work experience and sponsoring competitions for current students.
Mary Rose Macadam, Partner and Solicitor at Howells in Rotherham, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Thomas Rotherham College as an employee advisor and enabling students to gain an insight into the legal profession.
“By engaging with students through work experience we hope to inspire them to aim high in their ambitions and encourage them to fulfil their potential. At a time when competition for university placements and employment is increasing, it is important for students to gain as much experience as possible in order to stand out from the crowd and we are happy to have the opportunity to help local students gain that advantage. We look forward to continuing this relationship with the college.”
Left to right:
Kyle Hammill (prize winner), Sharon Lockwood (Solicitor at Howells), Amy Saxby (1st prize winner) and Josh Bell (prize winner).