We’re excited to announce the launch of the PLS Training Academy. Our new venture offers people the opportunity to build meaningful, long-term careers in conveyancing.
Months of hard work, collaboration and strategising have gone into the creation of the Academy, which will open its doors at the beginning of July with 7 new team members.
“Our vision is to give people the skills they need to succeed in the fast-moving conveyancing industry” explained Sarah Millican, Head of HR at PLS, who spearheaded the project along with Becca Culley, HR Business Partner.
“A lot of thoughtful planning has gone into the training schedule which has been created by Laura Sayers who will oversee the Academy,” continued Sarah, “it’s a really in-depth and well-structured training programme that offers people a holistic education on the conveyancing process.”
Successful candidates will join the academy as Legal Administrators and throughout the 18 month course will experience working in different areas of the PLS business, including placements in our support teams and legal teams. They will also attend bespoke classroom training modules which will be delivered by PLS’s own in-house trainers.
Giving Back to the Community and Nurturing New Talent
The academy programme has been built with inclusivity in mind. There are opportunities for everyone and you don’t need formal qualifications to apply.
“We want to make a positive difference in our community and help job seekers discover rewarding long-term careers. Whether you have a keen interest in conveyancing or are a complete beginner, there’s something for you at the Academy,” explained Becca.
Discussing the background of the PLS Training Academy, Sarah shared, “We’ve found that many companies take a siloed approach to conveyancing. People join one department and are not taught how their role fits into the overall business. We want to change that by giving people the chance to learn about the entire conveyancing process in a supportive, nurturing and collaborative environment.”
While the PLS Training Academy emphasises developing the next generation of conveyancing talent, the firm is committed to taking a flexible, people-centric approach.
“There are many aspects to conveyancing beyond the actual legal work,” said Becca. “We hope that, by empowering people to experience different departments, we can identify roles within PLS that best suit their strengths.”
Investing in the Future: Our People
As well as welcoming new applicants, the PLS Training Academy is part of a comprehensive internal initiative focused on giving back to the talented team at PLS.
“We are an award-winning company because of our people.” Sarah shared, “We understand the importance of investing in learning and development. It’s something we’ve looked at a lot internally – and formalising our approach through the PLS Training Academy felt like a natural leap forward.”
“Anyone in the business can take modules from the Academy,” continued Becca. “We ultimately want to give back to our people – both new recruits and our amazing team – by supporting their personal and professional development.”
Learn More About the PLS Training Academy Today!
With a fantastic family culture and an underlying belief in nurturing everyone’s individuality, the launch of the PLS Training Academy is a wonderful opportunity to hop on the career ladder at an award-winning, innovative conveyancing firm.
Visit our careers page to find out more about life at PLS.