BPP university alumni


I am a solicitor in the non-contentious construction team at Clarke Willmott. I trained at BDB Pitmans, qualifying in September 2022. My route to law is, I am told, an unusual one and the support of AS has been invaluable throughout the 5 years taken to make a career change from policing to construction.

I left school at 17, half-way through my A levels, I didn’t go to university, but BPP offered me a place on the GDL based on my CV (I was an experienced police sergeant). I accessed support offered by AS before I started my studies and had the opportunity to attend a networking event at BDB. Without this event and the subsequent interview coaching from AS, I don’t think I would have been offered a training contract.

I am very proud of what I have achieved without the background that is so often referred to as being important to enter this profession. Diversity is not about ‘quotas’; it is about creating a level playing field to attract creative, different people to an ever-evolving sector. I am honoured to be an AS Mentor and I hope to help others in their journey to a career in law.

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