In February Countrywide saw more apprentices join its CLC Conveyancing Technician apprenticeship program in its Manchester and Cardiff Conveyancing Centre’s.
The two-year program, launched in September with Damar Training will see employees achieve professional SQA qualifications and become qualified licensed conveyancers.
Both apprenticeships are supported by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
Darren Hall, director of operations, Conveyancing Services, said: “At Countrywide Conveyancing Services we have had an extremely successful training academy for five 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.”
Countrywide already run a 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.
Both levels were launched The Level 4 and Level 6 qualifications were launched at Countrywide’s Manchester and Cardiff Conveyancing Centre’s with the first Apprentices enrolled in September 2017.
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.”