HJ Trainee Talks | Hear from our very own trainees

If you want to know what trainee life is like at Hugh James, you’re in the right place. Our trainees have recorded a series of short videos (#HJTraineeTalks) where they explain their own personal experiences and share tips for future trainee solicitors.

They’ve spoken about how they got to be an HJ trainee, how to keep an open mind throughout your training while you decide what area of law you’d like to qualify into and how gaining work experience as a paralegal before becoming a trainee can be really beneficial.

We hope you find this insight useful. Drop us an email via the contact us page if there are any topics you’d like our trainees to cover in our #HJTraineeTalks series.

Trainee Talks | Angharad Phillips - volunteering

Supporting charities (aka our #HJHeroes) plays a big part in our day to day lives at Hugh James. Paralegal, Angharad Phillips, explains her involvement by volunteering for two charities that align with the department she works in.

Trainee Talks | Christie McCallum

In a competitive industry, graduates often feel the pressure to secure training contracts straight out of University. Trainee solicitor, Christie McCallum, explains how working as a paralegal first was great for development, making her a better trainee overall.

Trainee Talks | Maddie Allen

Maddie Allen explains why you should be open-minded when deciding on seats during your training contract and how our Careers team involves you in the selection process.

Trainee Talks | Anu Manda

While 2020 has been quite different for many trainee solicitors, Anu Manda explains how remote working in the pandemic has benefitted her training contract & helped develop her core skills.

Trainee Talks | Angharad Phillips - summer placement scheme

Angharad Phillips - a former Cardiff University student - explains how she went from graduate to training contract via our summer placement scheme.

Trainee Talks | Charlotte Werner

On the anniversary of her qualification, Charlotte Werner, Solicitor in our Military team, reflects on her 1st year as a lawyer – and what that looked like during a pandemic.


 

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