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LEGAL FIRM BACKS LOCAL ACADEMY

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Date: 25/04/2014

Thursfields Solicitors has given its legal seal of approval to the venture by being one of the first local companies to sign up to partner with the Academy.

Last year Birmingham Metropolitan College launched a new Professional Services Academy in the Black Country and Wyre Forest region for young people studying post-GCSE qualifications in Law, Finance, Accounting and Business Studies. Thursfields Solicitors has given its legal seal of approval to the venture by being one of the first local companies to sign up to partner with the Academy.  The Academy offers young people the opportunity to work with local professional firms, gaining hands on practical experience, which it is hoped will benefit the local economy in the future.

Nigel Davies, Thursfields’ Partner says:

“We really liked the idea of a business partnership model which aims to develop local talent for the local economy.  The programme helps students prepare for work by offering them practical experience. We will be offering students at the Stourbridge Campus and The Academy at Kidderminster ‘on-site’ training, mentoring, guru lectures and an internship programme.  The aim is to enable local employers to be able to recruit from a pool of local talent that is ready and equipped for work.”

The business partnership model was created by Birmingham Metropolitan College and is now in its first year with hundreds of students across its Birmingham campuses taking qualifications in banking, accounting, economics and finance. We are extremely excited about this opportunity and believe that the new Professional Services Academy will provide opportunities for students to gain real hands-on experience of a business environment. We will be working with Suzie Branch – chair of Birmingham Future and the Directors of The Academy to support, promote and drive this exciting new local venture forward.

www.thursfields.co.uk