Accutrainee took on its first trainee in July 2012. I was nervous about introducing a new concept into a traditional industry, but it’s one that I strongly believe in. I really wanted to create opportunities for graduates in a market where it seemed increasingly hard to do so. I also wanted to give legal service providers an easier and more efficient way to use trainees.
My priority from the start has been to get the best quality candidates – without that, we wouldn’t have a business. I’m lucky to have a great team and advisory board working with me, and we’ve devised an assessment programme which I believe (and which our clients have confirmed through candidate feedback) is exceptional. Through this we’ve helping promote diversity in the workplace – our programme is based on testing core competencies and skills as well as personal aptitudes and ambition, NOT just on how someone may look on paper.
Here are some numbers that will interest you
Reduction in costs demonstrated for some clients
Trainees offered a job on qualification
We’re the only firm offering this pioneering service
Number of quality assured candidates on our books right now looking for secondments
We are absolutely thrilled to have been announced as the winner of The Lawyer Business Leadership award for ‘Most innovative collaboration with in-house legal teams’.
Accutrainee was described as a company specifically set up to revolutionise the training contract model by delivering a flexible, efficient and cost effective way for teams to access and utilise trainee solicitors and build up and develop their own teams.
This award means a huge amount to us particularly as it was judged by GC’s from a variety of leading organisations with judges stating that our approach was both “client centric” and represented a “genuine partnering with clients”.
We can’t ask for more than that!