A SUCCESS STORY
Angela now a Legal Secretary
It was January of 2009 when my job as a Sales Development Manager for a construction company finished up. The future looked bleak. Where would I begin! I started to look for work, like all the other thousands of people in Ireland losing their jobs in the economic downturn, but there seemed to be no light at the end of the tunnel!
I decided to re-think an idea I had carried for a long time, to become a Legal Secretary. This was an area I had worked in many years ago, but now as a mature person where would I begin or how could I make this career path a reality.
I started to look online for a Legal Secretarial course. I was delighted to find out that the very reputable Pitman Training School had a centre in Swords. I called and made an appointment to meet with Pitman’s Advisor, Roy Lalor, who advised me of the best course for the path I wanted to pursue. With no hesitation I organised my finance and took out a loan to invest in my future.
I cannot recommend this Pitman Training Centre enough. Everything from the fantastic way of learning through audio, to the comfortable surroundings, to the helpful and courteous staff, who are always on hand to help and advise you, and finally to the flexibility of the course i.e. you work at your pace in your time, with extended opening hours to suit everyone.
I completed my course in 10 weeks and obtained a Distinction. I was thrilled! Apart from the qualifications you obtain from any of the Pitman courses, it also gives you something very valuable in the current market, and that is confidence, because you know that with a Pitman Diploma, future employers are going to take you seriously.
When I finished my course I went about looking for work experience in local Solicitors’ offices. I was successful on practically my first call. I started work experience and have now been made a permanent employee.
Thank you Pitmans.