Training to work for a Solicitor Gloucester based
When it comes to training to work in the legal field there are a number of routes that an individual can take. These may include a university degree, other accredited qualification, an apprenticeship or maybe taking a junior administrative role at a Solicitor Gloucester way in order to train alongside working in the industry.
Depending on what your overall aspirations and how much time you can dedicate to your training and studies you may find that you will qualify in your chosen area in anything from a year through to several years. If you choose to specialise in a particular area of law you may take on some additional training following on from your basic law qualifications.
If you have your sights set on becoming a solicitor you will need to complete a final two years following on from our completion of studies where you will work in the many different areas of law and gain the practical knowledge that you will need in order to be able to apply the theoretical and legal knowledge that you will have gained through your qualification and training. These two years can seem incredible daunting, especially as every few months you will move into a different working team within your chosen company in order to work in a different aspect of law. This is very different to staying with the same people in your training course for its duration. One of the benefits of this post-qualification period is the fact that you will get to decide with some certainty which area of law you wish to specialise in. After experiencing a few months in each area you are better equipped to make this decision than when you first leave university or training. Also the law can change very quickly, so getting used to continuously adjusting your position is a great added benefit.
There are a number of things that you can as a trainee to make the most of this opportunity:
- Organisation and management
You will find that there are lots of demands based on your time and time management and organisation become key skills in being able to ensure that you do not feel pulled from one place to another. Undertaking a basic project management course, this could be a free one, will help you to find a way that works for you to plan your caseload and daily work.
- Make the most of the opportunity
During your training placement you should make the most of the knowledge and experience of those around you. It is a time where you can ask questions and ask for advice an input in order to be able to build up a bank of practical information that will run perfectly next to your legal qualification.
- Take time for yourself
The demanding work of each day can start to take its toll on your health and wellbeing so it is is important to ensure that you take some time out for yourself to relax and enjoy some time with friends and family and taking part in activities that you enjoy.