Colin Biggers & Paisley: Kick starting careers in Law
Creating impact through School Based Traineeships.
07 February 2023
Colin Biggers & Paisley is a commercial law firm that believes in strong and active participation in the community. Through the Colin Biggers & Paisley foundation, they are helping young people access ongoing work and training opportunities so that they can kickstart their careers.
The RIEP (Regional Industry Education Partnerships) team worked with Colin Biggers & Paisley to create a school-based traineeship program. The program allows students to commence a traineeship while at school by combining paid work and training with an industry recognised national qualification, which also gains credit toward their HSC.
The RIEP team facilitated an online information session where students at Auburn Girls High School learned about the many opportunities available within Colin Biggers & Paisley and law more broadly. Students then had the opportunity to apply for the school-based traineeship, by taking part in a real-life corporate interview with Colin Biggers & Paisley.
Leyla was the successful candidate who secured a place in the school-based traineeship program and works with Colin Biggers & Paisley one day per week. Leyla has proven to be a real asset to the office services team and continues bringing her ideas to the role while learning the industry's fundamentals. This connection with the world of work has allowed her the build the networks and employability skills she needs to kick-start her career.
If you are interested in a career in law or want to find out more about School Based Traineeships, talk to your career adviser today.