A growing law firm is pushing the next stage of its recruitment drive to create more than 100 new jobs across the West Midlands.
The recruitment drive forms part of the company’s wider five-year plan to grow annual fees to £25 million.
Now Talbots has edged closer to its target as it celebrates the qualification of two new solicitors and the start of five new training contracts.
Based in the Halesowen and Stourbridge property teams respectively, Terri Keenan and Ben Puplett have both come through the unique training programme that allows trainees to specialise in one area of law for the duration of their contract, as opposed to the traditional rotational model of working across different disciplines.
Hoping to emulate the duo are Amy Steventon, Ella Ward, Parris Williams, Pav Suraj and Shabina Khatoon, who all began their training contracts at the start of the month.
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Offering a significant number of training contracts is part of Talbots Law’s ‘Train to Retain’ initiative, which ensures that trainees receive extensive experience in the specialism of their choice. This means they are ready to continue in more senior, full-time roles immediately on completion of their training.
Rachel Pardoe, HR director at Talbots Law, said: “We’re very proud of all our employees and to have so many trainees both qualifying and starting their training contracts is testament to the hard work and quality of the people we have supporting them.
“We invest heavily to ensure employees are work-ready and a retention rate of 98 per cent speaks for itself.
“They should all be incredibly proud of themselves, and we hope they’re enjoying a well-deserved celebration of their achievements.”
Talbots Law will be hosting a careers event later this month for students and career-changers who are interested in learning more about the firm’s recruitment drive. It is due to be held on April 27 at the company’s Waterfront offices in Brierley Hill.
Rachel added: “If we are going to more than double the size of our business by 2027, we need to attract the best aspiring talent and our heads of departments have all committed to increasing the number of training contracts we are planning to award.
“Trainee positions are currently available at our Birmingham, Dudley, Stourbridge and Wolverhampton offices, with more set to be announced shortly. There’s never been a better time to be joining Talbots.”