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Introducing Blake Morgan, Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards supporter

We are delighted to introduce Blake Morgan as a supporter of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018. Blake Morgan is a large full-service commercial law firm with offices in Cardiff, London, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading and Southampton. 

Graduate Recruitment & Development Officer Siobhan Clarke explains why Apprenticeships are so important to the firm and why they're keen to champion the benefits of the Apprenticeship route into a career...

Tell us why you’re supporting the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards

We would like to raise awareness of the benefits of doing an Apprenticeship, not only for those looking to go in to our business support functions but also those looking for a career in law! Not enough people are aware of the amazing opportunities now available to those who would like to qualify as a solicitor or work within a legal team – university is no longer the only option! We aim to grow the talent from within our business and so we hope our Apprentices will just be starting their careers with us when they first join. Many of our previous Apprentices are now working towards higher qualifications or have moved in to other roles with much more responsibility.

Tell us about your organisation’s experience of Apprenticeships

We currently recruit Business Admin Apprentices in to our Oxford office (as well as our other offices) and are looking to expand this in to our legal teams too this year. We were an Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards awards supporter last year and have won Apprentice Employer of the Year for Training in the Job Crowd awards and came 15 in the Top 50 Apprentice employers which is an achievement we are extremely proud of. We also have Apprenticeship Ambassadors within our regions who go out to local schools and colleges to give talks on the options and many benefits of completing an Apprenticeship.