We recently visited Litherland High School in Liverpool to take part in the school’s Careers Fair. Attending was Trainee Solicitor Kirsty Frackleton, alongside Director and Solicitor Chris Lackner.
The Careers Fair was held for the school’s Year 9, 10 and 11 students to demonstrate the various options available to school leavers upon completion of their GCSEs.
The event gave students an insight into the different pathways available from age 16+, specifically into higher education and employment. The fair gave students the opportunity to meet with different universities, prospective employers and educational providers to ask questions that would help them to decide what career path to choose.
SBW’s stand attracted a lot of students who showed a keen interest in pursuing a career in law and those wanting to gain work experience upon finishing school. Meeting with the students gave the opportunity to discuss the different practice areas and roles within the sector and the skills that can be gained with a career in law.
Kirsty and Chris discussed with students the various routes to securing a career in law and the GCSE and A Level requirements for each available route. They provided information on the traditional route of studying at university and becoming a specialist lawyer via the CILEX qualification, or Solicitors Apprenticeship scheme, that can be completed alongside working/studying.
SBW Law were delighted to be a part of Litherland High School’s careers fair, providing advice and encouragement to the next generation of budding lawyers!