17 employees at an award-winning South Wales legal company have graduated from a fast-track training programme to qualify as paralegal conveyancers.
Newport-based Convey Law, one of the largest specialist conveyancing companies in the UK has led the way in training and development for the conveyancing industry, by founding the Conveyancing Academy on behalf of the Conveyancing Association, which is made up of the top 100 conveyancing lawyers in the country, to facilitate their recruitment and training needs.
Convey Law developed The Conveyancing Academy Paralegal Course as part of the induction process for administrative and paralegal employees, allowing staff to be trained quickly, thoroughly and cost-effectively.
The Conveyancing Academy is a division of Convey Law’s sister company, Convey365 Ltd, and provides the first online training portal in the conveyancing industry.
The online training programme is designed to provide basic knowledge of the law and procedures required to complete a straightforward conveyancing transaction
Delegates work through 14 modules and are assessed and graded on each area, and ultimately receive an overall grading and Certificate of Accreditation.
Convey Law employee Leila Abdi, 22, from Newport was one of the recent cohort to graduate from The Conveyancing Academy Paralegal course. She said: “I have found the training opportunities at Convey Law to be extremely helpful to me as it has really helped develop my knowledge of conveyancing. The online training course is simple to understand and easy to use. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to develop their understanding of conveyancing.”
Stephanie Oliver, Training and Development Officer at Convey Law said: “Through The Conveyancing Academy we are constantly developing new and innovative training products to help employees achieve professional development standards and become the best that they can be within their profession. She added: Convey Law is a very progressive environment, we provide clear guidance to everyone who works here as to how to progress and achieve the career and salaries that they want to achieve. Every individual has a bespoke Learning Development Plan, which is constantly monitored to ensure that they are achieving their career objectives.”
Convey Law has been widely recognised for its innovative and high-quality training and development provision and became the first UK conveyancing company to achieve a Gold Investors in People Accreditation in 2015. Convey Law was also voted “One to Watch” in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies in the UK to work for in 2015, won the award for Commitment to Skills and People Development and named ‘Winner of Winners’ at the South Wales Business Awards in 2016.
The company is currently recruiting graduates to its trainee scheme who will begin as paralegals and ultimately become qualified licensed conveyancers.
Employees at Convey Law can expect a published salary structure, which is reviewed as they progress, and a host of additional health and welfare benefits from quarterly bonus payments and subsidised parking to private health insurance.