Alice Smith - Brookfield Rose

I enjoy being able to look back at how much my confidence has grown over the course of my apprenticeship due to the continuing support of those around me.

Alice Smith | Apprentice Legal Administrator Brookfield Rose

Alice works in a specialist in-house legal department at Brookfield Rose and was carefully selected to undertake an apprenticeship to forge a long and successful career. She is working towards an intermediate apprenticeship in legal administration and once completed, Alice is looking to further her career by progressing on to a higher legal qualification. Alice started as a nervous individual but with experience and support quickly became a confident and invaluable member of her team.

What led you to enrol on an apprenticeship?

After finishing sixth form, I decided that I didn’t want to go to university. I didn’t want the debt that goes alongside it and I was apprehensive about making a commitment to study for three years, when it wasn’t something I wholeheartedly wanted to do. I had heard good things about apprenticeships from friends, and the idea of gaining a qualification and earning money at the same time really appealed to me.

What does your role as an apprentice entail?

My day to day role as an apprentice legal administrator revolves around the management of legal documents. I must ensure that I correctly and accurately issue service level agreements to agencies within a set time frame. I have gained many transferable skills from my time as an apprentice at Brookfield Rose, such as organisational skills and time management, which will help me further my career in the future.

What did you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?

I enjoy being able to look back at how much my confidence has grown over the course of my apprenticeship due to the continuing support of those around me. I enjoy being part of an organisation that provides so many opportunities for personal development.

What was your personal highlight of the apprenticeship?

Winning ‘Apprentice of the Month’ for December was a personal highlight as it was nice to have my hard work rewarded. It really increased my confidence in my abilities and reminded me that hard work really does pay off!

Have you got any advice for school leavers looking for the right career path?

My advice would be to do what feels right for you. Sixth form and/or university aren’t suited to everyone. An apprenticeship can be a great opportunity to learn invaluable skills and get ahead in the workplace.

Khalid Ravat, trainer at Damar, says:

“Initially Alice had confidence issues and struggled with the interpretation of the legal units. An amazing turn around into a confident, motivated and ever willing to learn individual. Well done!”.

Lee Walthall, Group Risk & Compliance Manager at Brookfield Rose comments:

“Alice is a perfect example of what the apprenticeship scheme is all about. She had decided that university was not for her, but still wanted to learn. She has combined work and studying for her apprenticeship qualification brilliantly, becoming a real asset to the team and achieving Apprentice of the Month”.

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