Apprentices can take their first steps to becoming qualified Licenced Conveyancers with Countrywide and Damar Training apprenticeship
In February Countrywide launched new apprentices to its CLC Conveyancing Technician apprenticeship program in its Manchester and Cardiff conveyancing centres.
This innovative program provides apprenticeships for licenced conveyancers in partnership with Damar Training that will see employees achieve professional SQA qualifications whilst undergoing rigorous vocational training aimed at enhancing their skills and competencies as they work towards becoming qualified Licenced Conveyancers.
Jonathan Bourne, Damar Training Managing Director commented:
“We are delighted that Countrywide are offering the conveyancing apprenticeships to their staff in partnership with Damar. This innovative programme offers staff a debt-free route to a career as a qualified specialist property lawyer.”
Countrywide already run a successful Conveyancing Academy and jointly deliver the Level 4 Apprenticeship with Damar Training. Countrywide’s partnership with Damar Training also includes the delivery of the Level 6 Licensed Conveyancer Apprenticeship enhancing the development opportunities for their conveyancing colleagues. The Level 4 and Level 6 qualifications were launched at Countrywide’s Manchester and Cardiff conveyancing centres with the first Apprentices enrolled in September 2017.
Both apprenticeships are supported by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
Stephen Ward, Director of Strategy and External Relations, the Council for Licensed Conveyancers said:
“Whether they qualify through the apprenticeship route or by distance learning, it is great that firms regulated by the CLC are supporting more and more of their staff to attain recognition as Conveyancing or Probate Technicians or to qualify as Licensed Conveyancers and Probate Practitioners. “The achievements recognised by these four diplomas give new lawyers a great career boost, help raise standards across the industry and enhance consumer protection. We encourage all conveyancing and probate firms to consider how they would benefit by putting more of their staff through these routes to qualification.”
Alison Roberts, Legal and Compliance Director, Conveyancing Services
“There is a real shortage of experienced conveyancers in our profession and all law firms are chasing the best people. Good conveyancers are not just responsible for the legal issues, they can make a huge difference to how positive customers feel about moving house. We see the apprenticeship programme as a key part of our in- house training which will help to future proof our business and support our customers through what can be a stressful time.”
Darren Hall, Director of Operations, Countrywide Conveyancing Services
“At Countrywide Conveyancing Services we have had an extremely successful training academy for 5 years now, in fact some of our brightest and best Lawyers have been developed from within, under our “growing your own” strategy!
And at the very heart of that strategy and our business are our people, we passionately believe that doing everything we can to help develop our people will secure a brighter future, so adding the Conveyancing Apprenticeships to our development programme gives all of our existing people, and potential new employees a huge advantage in today’s innovative and competitive market place and helps make Countrywide the first choice for customers and colleagues alike. I am very proud of how we support our people”