Level 3 Legal Secretary students gain employment at Linklaters LLP

17th May 2018

Congratulations to Mercedes Mowatt, Megan Barrett, Alana Dudley, Rebecca Jezard, Abby Kemp and Phoebe Pickering who are studying on the CILEx Level 3 Diploma for Legal Secretaries programme, and been offered full-time employment as trainee legal secretaries at the global law firm, Linklaters LLP in London.



Deon Donald, Secretarial Services Manager at Linklaters, said; “The quality of students at North Kent College is consistently high. We have found having the connection with the college to be extremely beneficial to us as an employer looking to attract and retain the best talent.”

"I chose to do the CILEx Level 3 Diploma for Legal Secretaries qualification in 2017 after deciding on a change of career - the course has been so informative and has really prepared me for my new career as a Legal Secretary at Linklaters. During the course of the year you gain so many useful skills that prepare you for employment. I am so glad that I chose North Kent College to study at." Mercedes Mowatt

“Choosing to study the CILEx Level 3 Diploma for Legal Secretaries qualification has been the best decision; there are so many employment and work experience opportunities to choose from. Starting at Linklaters as a Trainee Legal Secretary has made it all worthwhile!” Megan Barrett

“I have attained an abundance of skills and knowledge on the Legal Secretaries programmes at North Kent College which led to me achieving a permanent full-time position at Linkaters. I am now eager to apply the skills I have acquired at College into my new position.”  Alana Dudley

“I decided that I wanted to be a Legal Secretary when I completed work experience at a law firm in year 11. The course has been extremely beneficial and has taught me all of the valuable skills needed to be a legal secretary. I am fortunate enough to be successful in securing a place on Linklaters Trainee Legal Secretarial Scheme. I have really enjoyed the course and I look forward to starting my career.” Rebecca Jezard

“I would recommend the CILEx Level 3 Diploma for Legal Secretaries course to anyone who wishes to have a career as a legal secretary as it teaches you the key skills required and you are given opportunities to visit law firms in London and do work experience. I am so excited to start my new career as a Trainee Legal Secretary at Linklaters. I could not recommend this course enough.” Abby Kemp

“The Level 3 Legal Secretarial course has offered me many opportunities and given me the skills and knowledge I need to become a legal secretary. As a result of this, I was fortunate to be selected for an interview which has led to securing a position at Linklaters on their Trainee Legal Secretarial Scheme. I am looking forward to starting my new role in August. “ Phoebe Pickering

Hayley Green, Curriculum Manager of Legal & Office Support at North Kent College, said; “We are delighted that, once again, our Level 3 Legal Secretary students have impressed Linklaters and been offered places on their prestigious Trainee Legal Secretarial Scheme. All their hard work this year has paid off! We wish Mercedes, Megan, Alana, Rebecca, Abby and Phoebe every success for the future”.

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