Olivia Keith is a first year Trainee at Rollits in Hull and her first seat is in the company & commercial department.
September 2021 - After a lot of anticipation I have finally started my training contract with Rollits. I am one of three new trainees at the firm and have started my first ‘seat’ in the Company Commercial department. I was a little unsure what to expect joining the firm in the current climate, however, everyone has made a real effort to make me feel welcome and as restrictions ease, I think it is an exciting time to join the firm.
So far I have been in Company Commercial for 4 weeks and already I am impressed with the variety of work undertaken here. Each day is different and I feel like I am putting knowledge from uni into practice whilst also gaining new skills that can only be acquired through working on real matters. Rollits assign each trainee with a ‘mentor’ in every department they work in and a supervisor who remains the same throughout the period of training. This has been invaluable in my first few weeks as there is always someone to ask when I have a question.
The majority of my tasks have been research based and often this involves looking into a specific query. This has been really useful as it provides an opportunity for me to broaden my understanding of the area as a whole before delving deeper into the crux of the matter. Company Commercial is an umbrella term for a number of teams and so I have been able to assist with Employment, Charity and Company matters. I have really enjoyed the work I have been involved with and it has been nice to meet the respective members of each team early on.
Outside of work, Rollits organised a firm wine tasting event at the ‘Little Wold Vineyard’ which was a nice way of meeting people outside of the department I work in and of course sampling the delicious wine!
I am very excited to see what the next few months of working in this department will bring and eager to improve my knowledge and skills in this area.
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