A future Walker Morris trainee has been awarded a travel bursary as part of the Firm’s focus on talent engagement.
The Walker Morris travel bursary scheme was launched in 2014 and our future trainees have access to funding for undertaking charitable work and or developing their commercial skills either in the UK or abroad. Jocelyn Crockett is the latest future trainee to benefit from the scheme, which saw her travel to Bangkok to volunteer at the Good Shepherd Sister’s Women’s Empowerment Project.
Based in the centre of Bangkok, the Good Shepherd Sister’s is a charitable organisation that focuses on helping young women and children in crisis. Jocelyn arrived at the centre prepared for a challenge and having had no prior classroom experience she began by teaching a group of young children, engaging them with songs and games. During her time at the project, Jocelyn also engaged with the young mothers at the centre, teaching them English and helping to improve their confidence and become more independent. Jocelyn thoroughly enjoyed her experience at the project which helped her develop her initiative and become more confident in an unfamiliar environment. After saying goodbye to everyone at the centre, Jocelyn travelled around South East Asia before ending up in Australia, where she is currently undertaking a placement at a commercial law firm in Sydney before she returns to the UK to begin her LPC.
The scheme is part of the Firm’s longstanding commitment to recruit and retain sociable, motivated and talented individuals who can make a positive contribution. Successful applicants must have demonstrated a desire to undertake charitable work and/or develop their commercial skills either in the UK or abroad. This could range from working at an orphanage in Thailand to working at a soup kitchen in a deprived part of the UK.
Duncan Lole, graduate recruitment partner at Walker Morris commented:
“Here at Walker Morris, we are delighted to support the travel bursary scheme and the opportunity it provides to our future trainees in developing relevant skills and experience in new and challenging environments. I am pleased to see that Jocelyn has gained so much experience from her time at the Good Shepherd Sister’s Women’s Empowerment Project. As a firm, it is important for us to support our future trainees as their development is reflected in our quality, integrity and personality of our people.”