This week is National Apprenticeship Week and we are delighted to be able to support apprentices in various different roles across the firm. We had a virtual chat with two of Archers Law’s apprentices, Chloe Hamilton and Tilly Powell, about their current roles and ambitions for the future.
Q: Which team in the firm do you currently work in?
Chloe: Corporateand Commercial
Tilly: Litigation Team
Q: What is your day to day role in a nutshell?
Chloe: My day to day role is to provide administrative support to the team I am in
Tilly: My day to day roll in a nutshell is to provide administrative support to the Fee Earners such as photocopying, emailing, keeping files up to date, answering the phone and also typing up business documents.
Q: How long have you been at Archers Law and can you tell us a little bit about your career journey so far?
Chloe: I have been at Archers Law a year and 3 months and have loved the time I have been here. I have learnt lots of new skills, and have met, and work with some really lovely people.
Tilly: I have been at Archers Law for 6 months. So far my career journey has been amazing. I have made lots of new friends since working at Archers Law and also I have developed lots of new skills.
Q: Why did you decide to apply for an apprenticeship?
Chloe: I decided to apply for an apprenticeship as I had just finished doing my A Levels, and I wanted to learn new skills whilst working as well as learning at the same time.
Tilly: I applied for an apprenticeship because I was keen to learn new skills and meet new people. I always liked the idea of earning while I was learning so I feel an apprenticeship was the right choice.
Q: What skills have you developed through your apprenticeship?
Chloe: I have learnt a lot of new skills through my apprenticeship, especially communication skills, team working and time management skills.
Tilly: During my apprenticeship I have learned many new skills such as communication skills, filing, gaining computer and literacy skills and also managing my time correctly.
Q: Do you have any tips on how to fit your studying around work?
Chloe: I spend every other Wednesday attending college lessons, and have times booked in my diary for meetings and work to be done for my college tutor. Archers Law are really good with allowing us time to complete our work and with giving us time to catch up with our college tutors.
Tilly: I feel like Archers Law are great at helping me fit my studying around my work. I spend every other Wednesday doing online College classes at home and when I am in the office, I have periods of time booked in my diary for me to catch up on College work.
Q: How has the pandemic affected your role and apprenticeship?
Chloe: The pandemic affected my apprenticeship as it got paused for 4 months, which was then added onto my original apprenticeship end date. It has affected my role as I have had learn to work remotely as well as being in the office.
Tilly: The pandemic affected my apprenticeship as it put on pause for 4 months however it has been extended for 4 months extra.
Q: What are your future career goals?
Chloe: My future career goal is to hopefully work full time for Archers Law when my apprenticeship has completed.
Tilly: My future career goals is to work full time for Archers.