Following the launch of Switalskis’ Associate Development Programme in March 2018, which aims to equip the next generation of leaders with essential communication and management skills, a second round of training started on 14 November 2018.
Ten new candidates attended an intensive three-day residential training course in Huddersfield, which marks the start of several weeks’ project work culminating in an assessment by the Directors. Successful candidates can apply to become Associates, with opportunities available upon completion of the training in the spring.
Open to staff from all areas of the business – not just lawyers – the scheme was developed in conjunction with AW Leadership, who are specialists in Action Centred Leadership training.
In July 2018, the same month that the firm marked its 25th year trading in Yorkshire, the Directors promoted the first 12 candidates to Associate level. The members of staff moving into a more senior role within the firm included an IT Technician and a PA.
As an ongoing training initiative, the scheme will be repeated again in the coming year.
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