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Career Progression

Career Progression

Conveyancing Assistant, Alice Ghorst, describes life at Burnetts and the type of work involved in an entry-level role.

Alice Ghorst joined Burnetts in 2016 as a Practice Support Assistant at the firm's former Victoria Place office. She was quickly promoted to Conveyancing Assistant after impressing in her initial role. Alice shares what working at Burnetts is like and what her job entails below.

Before Burnetts

Before joining Burnetts I studied towards my AS-Levels at Caldew School in Carlisle. I took Business, Maths, Psychology and my favourite subject Law. I was ready to move on from school and eager to start work, so I started emailing around local solicitors looking for Apprenticeships where I came across a position at Burnetts Solicitors in Carlisle for a Business Administration apprenticeship, which fit really well with my interest in Law. I applied and haven’t looked back since!

Practice Support Assistant Role

My initial role at Burnetts was a full-time permanent position as a Practice Support Assistant. Every day was different, but my main jobs included providing admin support to all staff and partners, postal duties (including taking urgent hand deliveries to and from court), preparing meeting rooms and often being the first point of contact in reception. The practice support assistant role is a great position for anyone that’s capable of taking on a busy workload.

Burnetts' Culture

Before I started I wasn’t sure what to expect at a law firm, but everyone here is really approachable and it’s really easy to ask for help with anything I’m stuck on. Within a few months I’ve made lots of new friends across all 5 of the offices through work social events like the summer BBQ! I’d highly recommend working at Burnetts because there are good opportunities to progress and all of the staff here are really welcoming.

My Promotion

My first few months went absolutely great and I was offered a promotion in to the Conveyancing team in the Rosehill office as a Conveyancing Assistant. I was really thrilled and took on the new challenge! My career goal is to one day be a fully-qualified Conveyancer- to do so I’ll have to pass my CLC exams, but this new role is going to really help towards getting there.

You can read how Alice is getting on as a Residential Conveyancing Assistant in her 'day in the life' article here.

If you would like to register your interest in joining Burnetts, please send a copy of your CV to kas@burnetts.co.uk.

About the author

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Alice Ghorst

Alice Ghorst is a Paralegal in the Residential Conveyancing team.