Katie Woodward, Wills Team Leader
Why did you apply to Banner Jones?
Having completed my A-levels, I knew that I wanted to begin a career in law, but was uncertain as to which area to pursue. At the particular moment in time, finance was a consideration due to the heavily increased University tuition fees. I therefore applied to Banner Jones Solicitors for a position as an Administrative Assistant. It was clear from my interview that the Company were keen to allow people the chance to progress within the firm, and that you could build a career within Banner Jones. Banner Jones is a well-known, reputable firm within Chesterfield and the surrounding areas so upon being offered the position, I jumped at the opportunity!
How has Banner Jones assisted in your career progression?
Banner Jones has greatly assisted in my career progression. Having started with the firm in June 2012 as an Administrative Assistant, I am now the Head of the Wills Team. Within the last couple of years, I have begun studying to become a Chartered Legal Executive. Banner Jones have supported with both the financial elements of this and also the study time required to continue studying and sit my exams.
What sets the Banner Jones experience apart from past employers?
Banner Jones is a great firm, which strives to look after their staff members. During my employment I have developed some great friendships and have always felt supported. The firm regularly supports charity events within the local area and hosts a number of social activities for both staff and family members, giving the opportunity to socialise outside of working hours. On the whole, it is a great place to work!
In summary, what is it like working at Banner Jones?
Working for Banner Jones is a fulfilling opportunity. The day to day job is often fast paced and ensures that you are always working hard and striving to meet necessary deadlines. By making friendships within the team there is always a team feel and plenty of support. I feel that this is always recognised, and rewarded, by the management. It does not feel a chore to come to work!