The annual STARS awards celebrate local apprentices in our region.
Murray Hills are very happy to announce that both the firm and Amy Brown, from our Bridlington office, were nominated and in the final this year.
Apprenticeships are work-based courses which incorporate hands on experience in the work place with learning and development, combining practical with studies to gain a qualification relevant to the apprentices chosen career.
Alex Cartledge, Director and Solicitor said
“The addition of an apprentice not only brings a fresh approach to the work with ideas and enthusiasm of a new team member but also provides the apprentice with a practical experience that can only be gained with hands on work.”
Amy joined Murray Hills in January 2018 as part of the East Riding College apprenticeship scheme working in the Private Client Department as a business administration apprentice. Despite her shy nature Amy has grown in confidence and rapidly grasped the workflow with a dedication to learning more and furthering her career. As a law firm we have rules and practices in place that most people would find overwhelming or hard to remember but Amy proved up to the challenge understanding the necessity of these regulations and importance they play in the day to day running of the firm.
“We have found Amy to be a great benefit to the firm, friendly, active, motivated and polite, she has gained greatly in confidence since starting with us and has contributed towards an increase in work flow and productivity”
Despite this being a first for Murray Hills; the STARS awards happen every year in Scarborough and this year were held on Friday 20th July at The Spa. The awards ceremony takes place to celebrate the success of apprentices and businesses with two nominees being chosen by a panel as the runner up and winner in each category.
The black tie evening comprised of celebrating apprentices from a large variety of sectors; ranging from health and social care to engineering, IT to retail and everything else in between. A beautiful three course meal, raffle and live entertainment all added to the glitz and glamour of the night and assisted in making STARS a real celebration of all those nominated.
Unfortunately both the firm and Amy were pipped to the winner’s post, with Murray Hills coming runner up in the small business category. But this did not detract from the evening and the achievement and development that Amy has made in her role so far.
We hope that you will join us in congratulating Amy on her nomination and progress in her career so far.