We are continuing with our series sharing the thoughts of our recent recruits, giving a great insight for any potential applicants into what it is like to apply for a position with us.
In this third instalment we talk to Ethan Cartwright who joined our Residential Conveyancing team as a Legal Assistant in February 2022. We asked Ethan:
Why did you decide to apply for a role with us?
I actually didn’t apply for a role; having completed my law degree I was looking for some legal work experience and after some internet research I emailed my CV and asked if this was a possibility. I then got a phone call from Head of Conveyancing Sarah Davies, who told me that there were full-time positions available and invited me for a Zoom interview. This took place just a couple of days later following which I was offered the job. In total from sending an email to being offered a position was around two weeks, so really quick.
What if anything has surprised you since you joined?
With this being my first legal role, I wasn’t really sure what to expect and for me every day has been a school day – I have learnt so much! It is great that we are working with and learning from such skilled and experienced colleagues – the senior members of our team are always available and happy to help should we have any questions.
What have you enjoyed so far about working with your team?
Within our team there is a great atmosphere, and everyone is keen to help and support each other. We are always busy and there is obviously an expectation that we stay on top of the workload, but our room has a relaxed and friendly vibe.
Within our team It is really important that we all know and understand not only our own, but each other’s role, this enables us to not only share tasks and responsibilities, but also to learn from and to support each other effectively. The induction process was key to this, and I received loads of really useful training within my first few days and weeks.
What are your hopes and ambitions for your career?
In the short term I want to complete either my LPC or SQE and then longer term I want to qualify and have a career as a solicitor.
We are currently recruiting for several positions, so if you are interested in joining Ethan and the rest of our team visit the careers page of our website where you will be able to view our available roles and apply.