After finishing college at the age of 19, I immediately went into a full-time job and I am still working my way up. University never really appealed to me and that is why I continued to go into different job roles from the age of 15.
I joined Hegarty Solicitors in September 2016 as an administration assistant. I have always liked the idea of working in an office environment and this is partly why I enjoy working at Hegarty Solicitors. In June 2017, I became a trainee legal secretary within the Litigation Department. I am very pleased to have gained this position and find it fascinating learning about the different areas of Litigation Law.
In my opinion, starting as an administration assistant was the best option for me as I got to know everyone within the firm and the firm itself. This gave me an understanding of the services we provide our clients with.
I was worried that I would never have a ‘career’ as I did not go to University but the firm has changed this for me. There are many training courses that I can take to help me develop and progress further within the firm and I can still do this whilst working. I know this will be challenging, however, I am ready for this challenge. Additionally, I know that the staff will also support me with what I choose to do in the future.
Every staff member is ever so helpful here at Hegarty Solicitors including the Partners who are very easy to talk to and give excellent advice. I am so happy to be a part of it all. Let’s see what the future brings!