Squire Patton Boggs’ Apprenticeship programme in the UK was in the spotlight at the BPP Apprentice of the Year Awards last night, 8 June. The event saw three individuals from the firm acknowledged for their work and contributions and the firm itself was awarded 2nd place in the ‘Large Employer of the Year’ category, the only law firm among the top three organisations so recognized.
Across the various categories were:
- Molly Whitehouse in 1st place as ‘Apprentice of the Year Level 3’
- Isabelle Sadler in 3rd place as ‘Apprentice Champion of the Year’
- Zoya Alam in joint 3rd place as ‘Inclusion and Diversity Champion of the Year’
- Squire Patton Boggs in 2nd place as ‘Large Apprentice Employer of the Year’
The BPP annual awards aim to recognise those apprentices and employers who have gone above and beyond to champion apprenticeships, surpassing expectations in their dedication to foster healthy work practices and a positive work environment for apprentices and apprenticeships, supporting other apprentices and colleagues, and promoting apprenticeships and their role.
Squire Patton Boggs expanded its Apprenticeship programme across its four UK offices in 2021 as part of its long-term commitment to encourage talented individuals from all backgrounds to pursue a legal career by gaining knowledge, experience and a qualification whilst getting paid.
“We’re delighted for our fantastic apprentices, the champions who mentor them along the way, and all our colleagues who work hard to make this programme a success,” said Jonathan Jones, European managing partner. “We have a stellar intake for 2021-22, and they have been fundamental from day one in the effective functioning of legal teams across our offices.”