An innovative legal firm has told how its policy of recruiting youngsters straight from school has helped increase its retention rate and improve staff motivation.
Barnetts Solicitors, a personal injury law firm, operates an apprenticeship scheme which takes in school-leavers and puts them through a period of intensive training.
Andrea Parry, HR manager at Barnetts said half the workforce was now aged between 16-23 and as a result the motivation and adaptability of the group had soared.
The majority of the trainees remain in the company for between five and six years, progressing as high as team leaders and fee earners.
Parry went on to say the policy had greatly contributed to the firm's 110 per cent increase in turnover during the last 12 months.