Cygnet Law has invested in the workforce of the future with the recruitment of an apprentice business administrator.
Kira Louise Reece, 18, who lives in Brotton, joined the Redcar-based firm after leaving Northfield School and Sports College at Billingham.
She is gaining hands-on practical experience at Cygnet Law in West Dyke Road, while also continuing her education by attending Middlesbrough College, where she is studying NVQ level 2 in business administration, on a day release basis.
Her role at the firm involves general administration support, reception duties, data inputting and collating information.
Peter Medd, a Cygnet Law Director, said: “It is important that the legal sector attracts keen, committed young people in to the profession to ensure a future generation of appropriately skilled employees.
“An apprenticeship, which bridges the gap between school and business, is an ideal way of equipping a novice member of staff, in a role such as Kira’s, with the knowledge to help keep Cygnet Law operating in an effective and efficient manner for the benefit of its clients.
“Kira is proving to be a diligent employee and we look forward to her progressing and developing within the business as she amasses both practical and theoretical experience.”
Kira added: “I opted for an apprenticeship because it is the best of both worlds as you get hands-on practical experience and the benefit of qualifications at the same time.
“I am proud to have been recruited by Cygnet, which has a reputation throughout the Tees Valley as being a leader in its field.”