Level 3 Legal Secretary students gain employment at Bird & Bird LLP

17th May 2018

Congratulations to Elena Hancock, Jodie Wilson and Paige Dunbar, who are studying on the CILEx Level 3 Diploma for Legal Secretaries programme and the Level 3 Legal Administration apprenticeship, and been offered full-time employment as trainee personal assistants at the international law firm, Bird & Bird LLP in London.

Nancy Elliot, Executive Assistant for the Commercial Department at Bird & Bird, said; This is the second year we have worked closely with North Kent College as last year we were really impressed with the way the students conducted themselves and it was very evident that the College had prepared them well, I'm pleased to say that this remains true and all the Students conducted themselves impeccably during our assessment process, they are a credit to themselves and the College."

“Working for the prestigious law firm Bird & Bird feels like a dream come true for me! I definitely have North Kent College and the Legal & Office Support team to thank; they constantly supported me and made my time at college incredibly rewarding.” Elena Hancock

“After completing first the Level 2 Administration and then the Level 3 Legal Secretary courses here at North Kent College, I have learnt so much and it has given me the best possible start to my career. I am extremely grateful for all the opportunities the college has offered me, including achieving a full-time role with Bird & Bird LLP as a Trainee Legal PA. I can’t thank the College enough for everything they have taught me over the last two years, from technical skills to employability skills.”  Jodie Wilson

"As a result of working at Bird & Bird as a Level 3 Legal Administration apprentice this year, I am very grateful that they have given me the opportunity to become a Trainee PA at their firm in London. North Kent College have helped and encouraged me so much over the past two years to become the best legal secretary that I can be. I couldn’t recommend a better college!" Paige Dunbar

Hayley Green, Curriculum Manager of Legal & Office Support at North Kent College, said; “We are delighted that our relationship with Bird & Bird goes from strength to strength, including the introduction of the new Level 3 Legal Administration apprenticeship, and this year three of our Level 3 students have been successful in achieving places on the Bird & Bird Trainee PA Scheme. We wish Elena, Jodie and Paige every success for the future.”

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