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National Apprenticeship Week: Sophie Perry

10th February 2022

National Apprenticeship Week: Sophie Perry

Sophie Perry has already enjoyed six years with Higgs LLP – now she’s well on the road to becoming a fully-fledged paralegal.

Sophie, 31, initially started with Higgs in 2016 within the Personal Injury team, where she was responsible for taking enquiries relating to new public liability, employment liability and road traffic accident claims.

She moved into her current role as paralegal in 2018, which sees her assist clients who suffer injury as a result of all types of accidents. Sophie also provides support to people who have suffered life-changing injuries following a major trauma.

Now Sophie has embarked on the Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship, which involves 12 modules covering everything from Solicitor Account Rules, The Solicitors Regulation Authority, File Management and Working with Others.

The apprenticeship includes pre-learning, live workshops and a portfolio.

Once all the knowledge units and modules are completed, Sophie will then be entered into an End Point Assessment which includes a written exam and portfolio based interview.

Sophie said: “My apprenticeship is going really well. I am constantly learning new skills and enhancing my knowledge in my specialist practice area.

“I feel that learning from colleagues helps, but to learn the background and the reason as to why we have to do things in a certain way and the law surrounding that subject really provides an excellent client service, which is something at Higgs LLP we pride ourselves on. 

“I think apprenticeships work really well in terms of providing the educational information and qualification that they offer but at the same time giving opportunity of on the job training and learning so that you can actually put in to practice what you are studying.”

Once Sophie has completed this current apprenticeship, she hopes to move onto the next level of her career progression, with the ultimate goal of qualifying as a solicitor.

 

 

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