National Apprenticeship Week 2019

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As we enter National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (4th-8th March), we’re checking in with George Harrison, our apprentice currently working in the Personal Injury team, to see how he’s finding the experience eight months in.

“My name is George Harrison and I am an apprentice at Fiona Bruce Solicitors in the Personal Injury department, studying for Business Administration Level 3. I have been here for eight months so far and it has been a great experience. I have already learned so much about the business environment both in the property team and more recently in the personal injury team.

The main duties of my current role are to support Jenny Gilbertson (Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence) in managing the work in the personal injury department and to pick up work that I can do, to lighten the work load of other staff. I really enjoy all the work that I do and I feel like a valued member of the team. It has been a brilliant experience from the start and I have been made to feel very welcome by all the solicitors and support staff, which helped me to settle in almost immediately after I started and I still feel very at home and very welcome.

I am very grateful for the opportunity that I have and I am looking forward to learning more and more through the course of my apprenticeship. I have already learnt a lot and have developed important skills that are very useful in the working environment. I have found that by learning, whilst also being hands on in the workplace, has been very helpful and allows me to take the skills that I am learning and use them practically, which gives me a sense of why I am learning these skills.”