Bradford law firm celebrate graduates of apprenticeship scheme

Bradford law firm celebrate graduates of apprenticeship scheme

BRADFORD law firm is celebrating the latest graduates of its apprenticeship scheme.

Tegan Knappy and Kendall Philipson, who joined Gordons as apprentices in September 2018, have both now qualified as chartered legal executives.

Tegan and Kendall have completed the Gordons Law Apprenticeship, which was the first of its kind in the UK legal sector when it was launched in 2011 to enable greater social mobility within the profession.

The five-year-long programme admits bright and determined 18-year-old A-level school leaver entrants each September.

Since it began, 36 young people have been apprentices at the firm and have gone on to pursue careers in the law.

Senior partner Paul Ayre, who created Gordons’ apprenticeship scheme, said: “Tegan and Kendall are young lawyers with tremendous potential and now enter the next stage of their careers.”

Following their graduation, Tegan is specialising in employment law whilst Kendall is working within the firm’s commercial property team.

Tegan said: “The scheme allows individuals the opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience whilst also gaining a qualification free from any university debts, so it’s a win-win.”

Kendall added: “Everyone at Gordons has been very supportive throughout my apprenticeship, with colleagues helping me through revision and course work as well as mentoring me at work.”