Former Evesham High student Steph secures two-year training place with law firm - The Evesham Observer

Former Evesham High student Steph secures two-year training place with law firm

Evesham Editorial 9th Aug, 2022   0

A FORMER Evesham High School student has been accepted onto a prestigious two-year training contract with a national law firm.

University of Worcester Law graduate Steph Atkins, 24, will begin her traineeship with Bevan Brittan, based in Birmingham in September.

After leaving school at 16, Steph completed an apprenticeship with the NHS at a GP surgery. However, she always had an interest in law and decided she wanted to pursue a new challenge.

Steph signed up for an Open University course and after a year, decided to pick up the phone to the University of Worcester to enquire about her options for further study.

“I spoke to the Head of Law, Bill Davies, who was just fantastic,” she said. “We talked about my prior experience in the workplace and the one-year course I’d just completed. It was really late in the academic year, but Bill advised me to make a late application through UCAS – I didn’t even know what UCAS was at that stage, so it was all a little daunting.”

Steph went on to achieve First Class Honours in her LLB Law (Hons) degree, graduating in 2021.

Throughout her studies she worked part time in the Accident and Emergency department at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital as a receptionist on the front desk, including when the pandemic hit.


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