Raworths LLP
Apprentices make their Mark in the Law Apprentices make their Mark in the Law

News / Articles

Jul 14

Apprentices make their Mark in the Law

Two of Harrogate’s leading law firms have joined the Government’s drive to offer apprenticeships by appointing three young people in the town under the scheme. Local solicitors Raworths and Berwins which are both ranked in the leading independent directory for the legal profession, Chambers and Partners 2015, have taken on Holly Moore, Robyn Sweeney and Robin Poole as part of their administration and property teams.  All three are attending Harrogate College as part of their apprenticeship and combining this with their work in the law firms.

Holly Moore joined Raworths having attended Rossett School. She is studying an NVQ in Business Administration which includes the business environment, telephone handling, reception duties, archiving and office equipment. Robyn Sweeney is at Berwins whilst also studying for an NVQ in Business and Administration having attended King James’s School in Knaresborough. Robin Poole is also at Harrogate College studying for an NVQ in Business Administration and is working in Residential Property at Berwins.

The Government is supporting apprenticeships through a number of initiatives including the 100 Day Apprenticeship Challenge which has been running in Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East. The aim is that by 2020 one in five young people will do an apprenticeship, recognising the excellent career prospects this offers them.

Caroline Davidson, Operations Director at Berwins says, “As an employer we are supporting the apprenticeship scheme 100% and we are finding it extremely rewarding.  Not only because our apprentices are boosting our productivity and bringing new ideas, but it is great to see young people learn and develop, gain real qualifications and lay the foundations for a successful future.”

Zoe Robinson, managing partner at Raworths says, “The apprenticeship scheme provides real, measurable business benefits by bringing productive, enthusiastic young people into the organisation. We are delighted that this is now part of our ongoing business structure for future growth.”

  • « Older Entries
  • Newer Entries »

‹  Return to News / Articles

Other News

Aug 18

Raworths shortlisted for Private Client Award in Yorkshire Legal Awards

Raworths has been shortlisted for the Private Client Award in this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards. Raworths’ Trusts, Wills and Estates team has thrived in recent years, growing from 10 to 19 staff, likewise the...


Jul 18

Raworths boasts a winning team in Chambers and Partners HNW Guide 2018

Raworths has once again received Tier 1 ranking for York, Hull and surrounding area in the recently launched Chambers and Partners High Net Worth (HNW) Guide 2018, a key publication...