Jennifer Yeats, Associate
I began my traineeship in January 2012 after having worked for the firm for almost a year in various different roles in a number of departments. My traineeship was principally conveyancing orientated, with my first year based in our Residential Conveyancing team and my second year in our Dyce branch.
As a trainee at Aberdein Considine right from day one you have your own files and workload. In each department there is always a solid support network and there is always someone on hand to offer help and assistance whether it is a fellow colleague, team leader or senior partner.
Moving to our Dyce branch was a new challenge for my second year although I was at first daunted by the prospect of meeting clients to discuss their transactions. I soon overcame those nerves and now feel that the interaction with the clients, which many other trainees in other firms don’t get, is the best part of my job. Working at our Dyce branch has also allowed me an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in private client work.
A traineeship at Aberdein Considine is not a walk in the park and there have been highs and lows throughout my time with the firm. All hard work is however recognised and I have felt like a valued member of the firm throughout my traineeship. The support which trainees are given from all colleagues is invaluable and never have I been made to feel that a question be too stupid to be asked.
I can safely say, that although it may have been challenging at times, I enjoyed my traineeship with Aberdein Considine and I feel that my hard work has paid off, with me continuing with the Firm in an NQ role.