Studied: English, maths and politics
Now: Law at Eversheds’ Unlocked Academy and Newcastle University
Beth from Blakelaw was among just 16 youngsters from across the country to be selected to join a prestigious development programme run by law firm Eversheds.
Whilst studying English, maths and politics A Levels at Gateshead College Sixth Form, Beth was selected to join the academy after completing work experience with the law firm.
Beth is part of the academy whilst studying law at Newcastle University and receives mentoring support, work experience, training and the opportunity to attend networking events.
Beth said: “I really want to be a business lawyer, so this is a great chance for me to realise that ambition.”
“Gaining work experience during my A Levels has been extremely beneficial. I have been able to see the work of a top law firm at first hand, while letting them see my capabilities as a potential future employee.”
“Achieving a place on the development programme undoubtedly gets me a step-ahead of other students hoping to gain work in the legal profession, which is highly competitive.”
Shirley Wright, Partner at Eversheds added: “Beth is a very impressive student, brimming with confidence and enthusiasm.
“She is determined to succeed in her goal of qualifying as a lawyer and I’m confident that she has the qualities needed to do so. She is very bright and hardworking and I’m very much looking forward to working with her more closely and seeing her blossom into a lawyer in due course.”