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A-Level Law students were recently given an insight into one of the largest UK law firms, Pinsent Masons. An international law firm which specialises in the energy, infrastructure, financial services, real estate and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. The firm ranks among the top hundred law firms in the world by turnover.
Pinsent Masons LLP has over 400 partners, a total legal team of around 1,800 people and more than 2,500 staff. More than 500 of the firm’s staff are based in its international headquarters in the City of London.
Dorian Rees a former Ysgol Dewi Sant pupil and now Associate at Pinsent Masons came in to visit the group of students at Pembrokeshire College to give some background history on how he achieved his aspirations to work for one of the UK’s most successful Legal Firms.
Dorian explained how dedicated students need to be to their studies and also how getting work experience can really make you stand out in interview,
“When applying for University the bar was set high and I needed to achieve two A’s and one B grade at A-Level. I worked really hard to achieve these grades which allowed me to study Law at University. The industry is very competitive and the only firm advice I can give is to make sure you get plenty of work experience whilst studying. This not only improves your skills and allow you to learn new ones but more importantly makes you stand out in the application process for both University and when applying for a job.”
Dorian informed the students that Pinsent Mason offers various types of careers other than legal Associates from Administrative to Legal Scientists. Therefore, students should keep an open mind and thoroughly research companies before applying for a position.
Dorian concluded the event by informing the students that opportunities were currently available for work experience at Pinsent Masons in London.