Pictons Supports Walton High Careers Show
Leading regional and award-winning law firm Pictons gave its support to Walton High’s Career Show on March 16th to help inspire the school’s students to consider a career in law.
Sukh Saini, Pictons’ Managing Partner says “We do as much as we can to give our support to young people and especially when we have the opportunity to inspire the next generation of legal practitioners. There are numerous opportunities available if a school student chooses a career in law and they don’t have to have a particular aptitude for academic study unless they want to be a solicitor or barrister.
“Instead, they might choose to be a legal secretary, a legal assistant, and work in legal marketing, administration or finance. Three of our young staff members attended the event so that Walton High’s students could get first-hand information on what it is like to work in a dynamic and progressive legal firm like Pictons. We always encourage young people to seek work experience in a legal firm and also to get other experience outside of their studies, such as volunteering for a charity or a community project. Any avenue that develops their CV makes them a very interesting prospect for a potential employer.”
Matthew Mason, the Careers Adviser at Walton High says “We are so grateful to companies like Pictons who supported our Careers Show, which was a big success for the students and their parents. We had a great turn out and the event gave our students a fantastic chance to find out about so many brilliant opportunities in an incredibly diverse range of sectors. They really were very lucky!
“I know the students were really impressed with what they learnt from the Pictons representatives. There are clearly brilliant opportunities available at Pictons and in the legal profession as a whole and I am sure a number of students will follow this up. We are now keen for Pictons to get even more involved with the school and we are planning for them to come in and give a presentation or talks with targeted groups of students.”