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Training and development

At RPC we recognise that every member of the firm plays a key role in delivering a high quality service to our clients and we understand that in order for individuals to deliver this service we need to assist them to maintain and develop the skills required.

All employees have access to a wide range of training & development activities including attendance at training courses, coaching and on-the-job training.

Our main training and development programmes/activities are summarised below:

The legal training programme

Legal training courses and lectures are provided for lawyers at all levels in all practice areas. These vary from one-off lectures on a particular aspect of the law to structured, modular programmes which build on existing knowledge.

The core skills training programme for lawyers

A core programme of personal development courses are delivered to individuals at key career milestones in order to support their development throughout their careers.

This core programme begins with the Professional Skills Course, for those joining the firm as trainees, and runs through to the Insight course for lawyers with 6 years post-qualification experience.

Other skills training for lawyers

In addition to the legal training and the core programme individuals can attend a wide range of courses in the key areas of business development, communication skills and personal development.

Training for trainee solicitors

We ensure that all trainees receive the compulsory training required during their training contracts. This includes the Professional Skills Course, some elements of which are tailored in-house courses, as well as on the job training. In addition trainees will attend firm wide legal training relevant to their seats.

Training for business support

Training needs for our business support teams are identified through the annual review process. There is a comprehensive list of skill courses available for attendance in-house. Technical training needs are generally met by supporting individuals through attendance at external courses.

IT training

We understand that Information Technology is a key aspect of delivering a high quality service to our clients. We therefore have a dedicated IT Training team who are responsible for ensuring that everyone at the firm is equipped with the knowledge and skills required to use technology effectively.