Trainee Real Stories
Trainee Real Stories
Trainees have a rich and varied life at Withy King. We do everything possible to match interests with chosen seat allocations.
Keeping an open mind can bring its own rewards as one trainee found out. Preconceived ideas can be misleading. This trainee found the commercial teams offered a fast paced and lively working environment with plenty of client contact and site visits. Whatever the choices, we give trainees the support they need to make those tough decisions.
Secret Diary of a Trainee
14 June 2012
I’m heading to the office to continue my second seat in Commercial Property. The sun is shining – the day looks promising.
Thoughts for the day
- Will I be able to complete all the work on my desk within the deadlines?
- Will I get a job on qualification at the end of my contract?
- Will the local shop run out of ice cream today?
- Will I ever be able to afford petrol again?
- Second big mug of tea of the day. All things now seem possible no matter how complicated or time consuming.
- Check emails and prioritise urgent tasks
- Get stuck into my drafting. Yesterday I spent time researching canals and waterways and today I’m drafting a new lease to cover a stretch of waterway.
- No simple precedent available for this. I’m engaging brain to think about the use of the land, what rights will need to be included. Important to get the practical aspects of the lease not only legally drafted, but they need to work in real life
- My supervisor works with me to review my draft. Yes the red pen does come out, but it's all part of the learning experience for a trainee.
- My attention turns to a property auction this afternoon. .I’ve been involved with every stage of the auction pack: I’ve drafted the contract, prepared and organised the title documents, ensured that access to the property was as good as possible by drafting a Statutory Declaration. Time for one last check on the file to ensure everything is up to speed.
- Time to get away from the desk and attend the auction. It’s great to see first hand the buzz of the auction and to network with clients. Check the legal pack one more time for comfort. The hammer falls and a successful sale is completed. I’m glad to have had the chance to play a key part.
- Back to the office for another mug of tea and a biscuit – or will it be that ice cream?