Grace Timms is a conveyancing apprentice at Aconveyancing.
What is your job title?
How has the apprenticeship impacted on you?
I had not been in education for a long time, so it was difficult to start with, getting used to writing assessments and preparing for exams, especially the accounts exam. But once I got into the swing of things I was ok.
The apprenticeship has improved my life, I am able to undertake my job role better than beforehand.
How will the apprenticeship training continue to impact on you in the future?
The training has enabled me to progress my career as a conveyancer and I plan to move on to the level 6 in due course.
How has the apprenticeship impacted on your organisation?
The apprenticeship has enabled me to take on more work because of the knowledge I have learnt throughout the course. This extra knowledge has also made a big difference to my confidence.
How has Damar’s approach to training contributed to the impact of the apprenticeship on you and your organisation?
I was able to do a lot of the work independently. I attended workshops which did help with some aspects of the course but the majority of my learning was through watching the webinars and reading guidance notes.
Towards the end of my apprenticeship, Kathryn, my coach, provided me with guidance for my end-point assessment and advised me on how to prepare and draft my showcase.
Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship?
I wanted to further my career as a conveyancer and help broaden my knowledge to enable me to take on different matters within my role and more complex cases.
What activities do you do in your day-to-day role?
I progress transactions to exchange and completion. I spend a lot of time responding to emails and phone calls, good communication is a huge part of my job at Aconveyancing. I also find it useful to meet with clients (when not in lockdown!). It’s a better way to get to know people and understand what they need from a conveyancer.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The best part of my job is telling clients that their matter has completed and seeing their reaction, whether it is buying their first house, selling their property or doing both. I get great job satisfaction from making that call to my clients, sometimes dealing with complex cases and tense situations, so to hear how grateful and excited people are is really fulfilling. Getting a review is also a bonus!
What are your future career plans?
I plan to do my Level 6 and become fully qualified, to progress even further with my career and within the business.