We have achieved a 100% trainee retention rate as our latest crop of trainees take on roles within the firm, on qualification this September.
The Yorkshire based law firm invests heavily in its staff and prides itself on being the first choice of employment for its trainees when they finish their training.
In Leeds, Lucy Bailey joins the Commercial team while Helen Matthews joins the Corporate team. In Bradford, Oliver Brooke and Melissa Wood join the Commercial Property and Private Client teams respectively.
Three new trainees have also joined this month. Emily Ibberson, Alexander Aitken and Rebecca Beech each start their training in the firm’s Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield offices.
Developing and investing in future talent plays a huge part in the firm’s ongoing success.
“Schofield Sweeney always aims to recruit the best talent available and nurture and retain that talent for the long term. I am delighted that Lucy, Helen, Oliver and Melissa have all done so well and chosen to stay with the firm when they qualify as solicitors. Our trainee solicitor programme is very popular, we attract high quality candidates and train them in an exciting and supportive environment.” Luisa D’Alessandro, Partner and Training Principal
“Schofield Sweeney is a great firm to train with. It is a friendly firm with experienced individuals to learn from. I am looking forward to starting my new position in the Private Client team and developing my skills with such an impressive team.”
Melissa Wood, Private Client
“I have thoroughly enjoyed training at Schofield Sweeney and I’m looking forward to building on the experience and skills I gained throughout my training, on qualification. I’m excited to be taking the next step in my career within our well-established and fast-expanding Commercial Property Team.”
Oliver Brooke, Commercial Property
“The training at Schofield Sweeney has been fantastic, particularly given the supportive environment and the wide range of departments to experience. I am looking forward to joining the Corporate team and developing my skills in this area.”
Helen Matthews, Corporate
“Schofield Sweeney has a great culture and positive atmosphere. The Partners really take the time to make it a supportive and enjoyable environment, and I am really looking forward to getting stuck into the Commercial Team.”
Lucy Bailey, Commercial
Photo L – R
Back – Rebecca Leech, Alexander Aitken, Oliver Brooke, Melissa Wood
Front – Emily Ibberson, Lucy Bailey, Helen Matthews