Good reputation with local schools and colleges in supporting work experience. Thoroughly enjoyed my time shadowing a solicitor and working with legal secretaries during my work experience whilst in Sixth Form. I would recommend other local businesses providing similar opportunities to support youngsters into the workplace.
Case Worker (Former Employee) – Cardiff – 6 July 2017
Work itself was interesting and colleagues were always helpful. However, very low wages, far too much responsibility placed on those earning very little. No noticeable wage increases in support roles, money reserved for solicitors. Seemed like there was an expectation to be willing to take on more work at all times, regardless of capacity. However, workplace culture was good, enjoyable team nights out paid for by partners.
General Assistant (Former Employee) – Cardiff, WLS – 1 February 2016
At Hugh James, I undertook my work experience for one full working week as a general assistant/apprentice. During my time, I gained hands-on experience working in a wide variety of the different positions and roles, including marketing, administration, finance, legal and many more.
I believe I learned a multitude of skills whilst working at Hugh James including time management, communication, advanced presentational ICT, finance management, independent research and situational analysis.
Every one of my co-workers was welcoming, friendly and made me feel like a valuable member of their teams as they included me in all of their tasks.
Upon reflection, I consider the most challenging aspect of the work as having to constantly maintain maximum levels of concentration consistently throughout the day as well as ensuring my written reports were of the highest standard (with exceptional presentation, perfect spelling, punctuation and grammar and being extremely detailed).
The most enjoyable element of my week was meeting new people, getting enveloped in every area of the work I was assigned and experiencing a genuine and honest hard day's work in an office environment,