Success for ‘PM Passport’ scheme
We’re delighted to announce that the first property lawyers have this week graduated from our innovative ‘PM Passport’ training scheme.
The scheme is designed to identify potential ‘stars’ and give them thorough training in all aspects of the conveyancing process. Everyone, from entry-level apprentices upwards, is eligible to start on the programme and progress their careers. Trainees have their own PM Passport to carry with them throughout their time at PMPL, with certificates for every level they pass.
Training manager Samantha Gabbitass devised the scheme and has worked tirelessly to ensure high standards. “The trainees have shown real determination and an eagerness to learn throughout their training,” she says. “With lots of practical experience as well as theory, they are now all set to run their own small caseloads. I am confident they will surpass their own expectations and be a real asset to the firm.”
Training has been ‘interesting and informative’
Joanne Darwin, one of the graduates, comments: “ I only returned to conveyancing a year ago, after time away to raise my family and then working in property management. I have never undertaken any formal legal training so it was quite a surprise to be asked to join the training programme. But with the support of my family I decided you are never too old try! The training has been quite a learning curve, but it’s been interesting and informative. I’m really looking forward to the challenges ahead.”
And Managing Director, Harvey Harding, adds: “I’m extremely proud of our new graduates and how hard they’ve worked to achieve this. They have already had excellent feedback from their clients so I know they will continue to provide outstanding service to our clients. I’d also like to say a big thank you to Samantha for the great job she’s done developing the programme.”
Six more PMPL trainees are now working their way through the training programme.
L to R in photo above: Harvey Harding (MD), trainees Joanne Darwin, Wendy Welburn, Kate Wilson, Erin Catchpole, Sarah Thackray