Walkers welcomed nearly 140 students, teachers and parents to its Cayman Islands office on Wednesday 10 March for the chance to learn more about legal and business career opportunities, internships and legal scholarships during its annual Walkers Career Fair.
Students from government and private high schools and tertiary institutions attended the Walkers Career Fair, which consisted of a short presentation on the various professional roles and opportunities within the firm, followed by a "meet and greet" with trainee lawyers, members of the Walkers Trainee Committee, Walkers Professional Services staff and team members from business services such as marketing, finance, IT and human resources.
The Walkers Career Fair aims totim help students understand the numerous job opportunities at a professional services firm, like Walkers. "When we first meet, many students are under the impression that Walkers is just a workplace for lawyers," shared Caroline Heal, Partner and Chair of the Trainee Committee at Walkers. "One of the main objectives of the Career Fair is to open young minds to the multitude of business and service lines at the law firm and Walkers Professional Services. We work hard to ensure that the next generation of Caymanian professionals are aware of the full range of opportunities potentially available to them at Walkers."
There were some fun and games as well, where all students were divided into two teams and challenged in an interactive memory game that involved correctly answering questions relating to Walkers.
Students considering pursuing law as a career received an additional comprehensive presentation that covered the process from undergraduate to law student to articled clerk, before becoming admitted as a Cayman Islands Attorney-at-Law, including advice on what the firm looks for when selecting scholarship recipients.
Walkers has a proud tradition of training the next generation of Cayman's workforce. The firm's Legal Training Programme has been in existence since 1983 when the firm brought in its first two articled clerks – Frank Banks and Wayne Panton – making it the oldest legal training programme in the Cayman Islands. Since then, Walkers has expanded its training offerings to include secretarial and other professional development programmes for Caymanians. Walkers also actively participates in the different mentoring programmes in Cayman and offers students a range of work experience and internship placements each year.
For more information on Walkers' training programmes, click here.