T Level industry placements – legal, CMS

T Level industry placements – legal, CMS


When I first came here I was scared. It’s a massive building, it’s so big… and the floors are so overwhelming. When you go up in the lift… you can see so many people sitting of those floors… and it’s so overwhelming. But, once we’d done that first week of placement… it got so much easier. I never thought I’d be working in the City… but, as soon as I started the commute here, I just loved it. I love coming in to the City, it’s like a new environment. For us, it’s a way of giving the students the opportunity… to learn in a live environment and to really get an understanding… of whether it is the career they want to take. The routine kicks in. You’re going every week, you’re trusted with tasks… that you have to do on a regular basis. It’s not just a week of just being shown… what you might have to do if you were there. I just think that in the last nine months or so… She’s come on leaps and bounds. Her confidence, how she chats with people… how she enjoys building relationships and having conversations. And I think that’s probably quite evident when I see her… mixing with the other girls in the team. Yes, that’s the biggest thing with me, her confidence. I think I’ve learnt mainly how to be a part of the team. Working here makes you realise how much… you need to work in a team and how important it is… and developing friendships and everything. She definitely understands and recognises the benefit to her… and how that can enhance what she’s learnt at the college. It will be really hard without an industry placement… to get far in life, because when you finish the subject… they’re always looking for experience. Obviously, they know that you know what you’re doing… but they need the experience to enable them… to trust you, and hire you. The investment needs to be made by us… because while there’s huge benefits for the student… I think there’s even greater benefit for the firm.

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