Conveyancing Academy Graduates

Last year we took the decision to implement our own in-house conveyancing training scheme, The Watson Ramsbottom Conveyancing Academy.

This scheme sought recent graduates looking to pursue a career in Property Law, and offered a 12 week paid training programme in which students would come in and work alongside colleagues in various aspects of the business, gaining vital on-the-job experience and developing an understanding of the company, it’s culture and the ways we do things here at Watson Ramsbottom.

The course offered the prospect of a full time position within our property team for students on successfully completing all aspects, and we are delighted to present to you our first three successful graduates.

How was your time in the Academy?
Rebecca Henry – Conveyancing Assistant

“Being a member of Watson Ramsbottom’s first ever Training Academy was daunting to start as nobody was quite sure what to expect. However, the experience has provided a greatly valuable insight into the life and role of a Conveyancer.

Over the course of the three months we received a lot of information and have worked across the firm to understand the conveyancing process start to finish. We have also spent weeks in accounts, compliance and Source of Funds all of which are vital to the workings of the firm. Working with a range of professionals along the way”

Following completion of the Academy I feel that my aspirations for the future have been solidified, and I aim to remain at Watson Ramsbottom and qualify as a Conveyancer and Solicitor here. The Training Academy has been a pleasure and I would recommend it to all aspiring conveyancers.

How was your time in the Academy?
Shane Lyons – Conveyancing Assistant

“Starting off at the Watson Ramsbottom conveyancing academy has been an insightful and rewarding experience. Alongside the conveyancing training I have enjoyed the unique opportunity of working within each of the firms various departments. This gave me a full picture of the company’s operations, ethos and core values.

A key aspect of the training programme was access to higher educational materials and  a university lecturer, allowing me to develop my understanding of conveyancing law. I enjoyed this aspect of training as many of what these materials reinforced what I learnt in my LPC.

The most valuable part of my academy experience was working with the new build conveyancing assistant. Lindsay has been a great teacher and I feel like I’ve learnt so much within three months.

I am looking forward to building upon the skills I have learnt during my time at the academy, developing the skills to independently tackle my own cases in the future”.

How Was Your Time In The Academy?
Harriet Parker – Conveyancing Assistant

“Joining Watson Ramsbottom as a member of the Conveyancing Academy has been an invaluable experience. Having the opportunity to spend time within so many different departments has given me a real insight into the firm as a whole and has enabled me to gain a better understanding of the entire Conveyancing process.

I’d say I most enjoyed my time with the New Build Conveyancing Assistants as it allowed me to put into practice everything I’d learnt in the early stages of the programme. Philippa has been very informative and has continued to help me further my understanding throughout the whole process.

I’m very much looking forward to continuing to learn and eventually gaining the independence required to deal with my own clients”.

Are you a final year LLB or LPC student looking for a career in Property Law?

Following the success of our inaugural Conveyancing Academy, we are delighted to confirm we will be running the programme again in 2022.

The scheme comprises a paid placement which will run over a 12 week period starting in August 2022. New graduates can expect to gain an understanding of all aspects of the conveyancing process, experience of working directly with our exceptional team of property specialists, and the promise of a full-time role within our property team upon satisfactory completion of the Academy programme.

If you wish to register your interest for our August 2022 intake, please email your CV and covering letter to Louise Forsyth  referencing the Watson Ramsbottom Conveyancing Academy in the email title.

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