Karen Siggs had been working as a PA to the Managing Director at a Firm of Accountant in Brighton, when she was made redundant. Facing redundancy, she was given a re-training budget and decided to train to become a Legal Secretary.
Karen came to Souters Training in London to take their CPD Accredited Legal Secretary Diploma in order to start applying for Legal Secretary role. However, straight after completing the Legal Secretary Course she was able to find a new job at a Solicitors office close to her home town.
Find out more about Karen’s story:
Prior to your Course at Souters what was your employment situation?
I had just been made redundant at a firm of Accountant and was looking to get a new career.
What is your job now?
Since taking the course, I have found a new job as the Legal Secretary in a Solicitors Office in Haywards Heath. I got this new job on the strength of completing the CPD Accredited Legal Secretary Diploma at Souters
Why did you come to take the course at Souters?
I was recommended by a friend to come to Souters. They are so well-established as a Legal Secretarial training college and the professional atmosphere.
What Souters Course did you complete?
I completed the CPD Accredited Legal Secretary Diploma
In what ways do you feel that the course has helped you?
It has opened new horizons by enabling me to enter the legal industry, which is something that I always wanted to do.
Were you able to get a job following the course?
I was able to get a job straight after finishing the course
In particular, how has this course benefited your career?
The course helped my career immensely, as it enabled me to find a new job immediately after redundancy. However, it did more than just find a job. It helped me start a new career, as a Legal Secretary.
What do you advise to anyone who is thinking about taking the course?
Take the Course, just go for it. The investment is not much when you consider how much it can improve your job options.
What are your future career aspirations?
I would like to continue to work as a Legal Secretary, but maybe move into different departments.
I want to gain exposure to all the areas of Law.
Would you consider taking another Souters course in the future to further your career?
Yes, I would like to take a course to develop my career in the future.