Career development

Hempsons is committed to the training and further development of its staff. Hempsons recognises that developing its people plays a vital role in enhancing job satisfaction and in its pursuit of a forward looking professional practice delivering continued excellence to its clients and in all aspects of its work.

A training partner in each office takes responsibility, in conjunction with HR, for the planning, coordination and implementation of all training. The training partner is dedicated to ensuring legal and commercial knowledge stays optimum to ensure that the firm remains expert in our field. Regular internal NHS knowledge sessions for all staff, not just fee earners, are a key feature of our ongoing training policy and below are comments from staff who have attended these sessions:

(They) really helped me to get a better understanding of NHS bodies and Hempsons work.

Very useful overview on the wider policy issues affecting the NHS.

Hempsons also ensures that it meets mandatory training requirements fulfilling CPD and professional obligations required of a responsible and successful professional practice.

It is recognised that successful training is a shared responsibility with the individual and staff are active participants in their own personal and career development. Supervising partners/managers work closely with their team members to ensure training needs are identified via supervision meetings and annual appraisal and where possible to align the individual with realising the firms objectives. Hempsons enables its staff to attend a wide range of internal and external training sessions, supports professional subscriptions and associated forums and meets, provides secondment opportunities and supports the pursuit of further academic qualifications.

Hempsons has an IT trainer who provides a wide range of courses on IT-related issues in all offices.

Quotes from employees

Hempsons is sponsoring me in my studies to do a masters degree in human resource management. Undertaking this course has given me improved research skills and an ability to appreciate the bigger picture of law firm management and strategy.

Hempsons is sponsoring me to do the Chartered Institute of Marketing professional certificate. On completion of this course I will have a better understanding of the marketing environment as well as the abilities to apply the information within the communications team at Hempsons.