Caroline values the work/life balance Cumbria has to offer as she develops a promising career in law.
“I was offered a training contract at Cartmell Shepherd whilst in my second year at university and I have qualified for five years now” she said. “In my role, every day is different and I am lucky to work in two departments both of which are headed up by nationally recognised experts in their fields of law, which is great.
“The demands of the business are different to if you lived in a big city. In Cumbria, you tend to find that a lot of the clients are members of families who have used the firm through the generations, in particular in agricultural law.
“My employers Cartmell Shepherd have built up an excellent reputation over many generations and I feel part of that legacy. Cumbria provides a pleasant environment to work in.
“Here, you can earn a decent wage but have an excellent work-lifestyle balance. In a bigger city, you may be expected to work very long hours every day and whilst I work hard I also enjoy sporting activities and other hobbies in the evenings and at weekends.
“I work with a forward-thinking firm and in an innovative environment. My employers have invested heavily in IT and I use Skype for Business and remote desktop services so I can work for anywhere at any time. My employer’s flexible working policies are also a huge plus.”