Leeds Law Society Education Fortnight 2017

Six primary schools in Leeds got an early introduction to the world of work with the help of volunteers from 10 law firms across the city for the eleventh annual Leeds Law Society Education Fortnight.

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FOCUS: Introduce employability skills to young people aged 9 - 11 years old and make them aware of range of roles in professional services in the region.

54 volunteers took part in Leeds Law Society Education Fortnight 2017 which raises aspirations and introduces employability skills to young people aged 9 – 11 years old.

Throughout the week six primary schools had classrooms taken over for a World of Work Day run by the volunteers, where pupils learned more about the importance of literacy, money management and enterprise in business and the skills they need to join today’s fast-changing job market.

The event, now in its eleventh year, is hosted by Leeds Law Society, one of the largest law societies in the country and helps law firms of every size and speciality tackle the skills gap in professional services in the UK, which will see in excess of 50,000 jobs created in the Leeds City Region by 2024.

 Results

  • 100% of the volunteers said they would recommend taking part to their colleagues
  • 98% of the volunteers that took part said it increased their personal satisfaction at work
  • 100% of the volunteers that took part said it made volunteering in the local community more accessible
  • 91% of volunteers agreed taking part raised the profile of their business
  • 97% of the students that took part said they were now more aware of the types of jobs they could do in the future
  • 94% of the students said they now felt more prepared for the world of work
  • 93% of the students said taking part had improved their confidence and self-belief

 


“This is our eleventh year supporting Leeds Law Society Education Fortnight. We're very proud to support this initiative and feel that it demonstrates how solicitors can connect with their community and offer some insight into the world of employment.”

Bill Barton, Deputy President, Leeds Law Society


 

Results over nine years of delivery

  • 4,034 pupils have taken part and benefited from Leeds Law Society Education Fortnight
  • 47 schools have taken part and benefited from Leeds Law Society Education Fortnight
  • 682 business volunteers have taken part in Leeds Law Society Education Fortnight
  • 121 businesses have taken part in Leeds Law Society Education Fortnight

 

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