Pictons Attends Employability and Apprenticeship Fayre at Luton Sixth Form College

Leading regional law firm Pictons, which has offices in Hertfordshire Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire were invited to take part in a Luton Sixth Form College Employability and Apprenticeship Fayre initiative for their students on March 12th.

Denise Pointer, Work Related Learning Leader at Luton Sixth Form College says” We asked a targeted selection of significant local employers if they would be able to man an information stand between 11.00 and 14.00 where they would be promoting opportunities within their organisation or their business sector.

“Pictons has been a long time supporter of our employer engagement activities at the College and they readily offered us their HR advisor Gaby Reeve. She was ideally placed to give our students advice on what employers are looking for, how to present themselves and their CVs and what opportunities there are in the legal profession for college graduates.

“It was evident that a lot of students were inspired by the prospect of a very interesting career in the legal profession and Gaby made them aware of how much more there is to the legal world than being a solicitor or barrister, which requires a great deal of further study and dedication.”

Gaby Reeve, HR Advisor at Pictons says “The legal profession is a very popular career choice for a lot of students and this was a great opportunity to be able to inform and encourage them to consider law as a career.

“In my role as an HR Advisor I was able to give them ideas on what they need to achieve in their studies and what qualifications they should be aiming for. I also spoke about how to compile an impressive CV and what life experience employers are looking for, such as volunteering, which impresses prospective employers. It is difficult as a trainee solicitor to get a training contract and although it’s a great career, they need to know what it will involve and also what other options they have in the legal field. I was also pleased to help students prepare themselves for job interviews in general.”