Young guns boost turnover at law firm

innovative legal firm has told how its policy of recruiting youngsters straight
from school has helped increase its retention rate and improve staff

Solicitors, a personal injury law firm, operates an apprenticeship scheme which
takes in school-leavers and puts them through a period of intensive training.

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.

majority of the trainees remain in the company for between five and six years,
progressing as high as team leaders and fee earners.

went on to say the policy had greatly contributed to the firm’s 110 per cent
increase in turnover during the last 12 months.

By Ross Wigham

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