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law firm finds Plymouth's 'most promising lawyer'

14 July 2015

Local Ridgeway School pupil Fiona Turner has a bright future ahead of her according to one of the region’s leading law firms after she picked up three awards at this year’s ‘You’re Hired! Plymouth’final.

Fiona beat off competition from more than 50 other finalists at Plymouth University to land the ‘most employable 17 year old’, ‘best future energy specialist’ and ‘most promising future lawyer’ awards to the delight of South West based law firm and one of the scheme sponsors, Browne Jacobson.

‘You’re Hired! Plymouth’ is a business challenge initiative which strives to find the local students with promising future career paths across various sectors including law, engineering, design and marketing to name a few.

Some of the region’s leading employers set complex problem solving challenges which sixth form school entrants need to tackle with a strategic and forward thinking approach.

Sixth form schools throughout Plymouth get involved in the scheme each year which cumulates in an apprentice style final where individual and team 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners are announced.

The challenge set this year for all entrants was to come up with a creative vision of the redevelopment of Plymouth train station.

Daniella Glynn, a HR Consultant in Browne Jacobson’s education team commented:

“You’re Hired! Plymouth is a fantastic initiative to be involved in. It was no easy task for the judges to whittle it down to one overall winner, with this year’s standard being particularly high but Fiona really stood out because of the innovative, cool, calm approach she took when facing each challenge. She has a very promising career ahead of her.”

Browne Jacobson was presented with a certificate in recognition of their ongoing support and collaborative work with the project. The certificate was awarded through the Prince’s Trust which recognises organisations that support local business in the community.

The firm have supported the project since January 2013 with both Daniella and Education Partner Julia Green dedicating their time to it.

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