On Friday 13th March 2015 two Year 10 students were selected to spend a day at, law firm, Taylor Wessing.
Teodora Vodislav and Enilla Ansari were chosen for the opportunity because of their interest in pursuing a career in law in the future.
The insight day, organised by Future First and Taylor Wessing, began with an icebreaker which helped students bond with their peers from other schools; students then met employees and partners of Taylor Wessing in a Careers Carousel where they interacted with and questioned staff from a wide range of jobs at the firm from PR Managers to IT Technicians and Trainee Solicitors to Legal Secretaries; students then built a life-size picture of themselves populating it with their interests, hobbies, hopes and aspirations which they used in the CV building workshop that followed.
During lunch, students were able to network with staff; take in the impressive views of London from the ninth floor of the building; and were given a guided tour of the offices.
The day came to a close with three debates where students, mentored by staff at Taylor Wessing, worked in groups to prepare and debate ethical and legal issues.
Enilla said “I had an amazing time at Taylor Wessing. It really allowed me to understand the different types of law in depth and allowed me to experience what it would be like to work in a law firm. My favourite part of the day was when I got to debate in front of lawyers.”
Amy Finch, Senior Programme Officer at Future First said “Teodora and Enilla were a credit to the school, throwing themselves into all the workshops and asking lots of questions of the volunteers. We wish them the very best of luck with their future careers – whether or not they decided to take up law!”