Minister for Youth Employment, Angela Constance MSP visited Turcan Connell Group's Edinburgh office today (Wednesday 17th July) to meet some of the younger people working for the firm. Her visit coincided with the publication by the Office of National Statistics of fresh labour market figures, which showed that the number of young people unemployed has fallen by 15,000 over the last year.
Senior Partner Douglas Connell, a strong proponent of encouraging young people into work, introduced the Minister to some of the firm's younger staff, which included David Welsh, a solicitor, and Vicky Smylie, a law student working as a summer intern. Also meeting the Minister were Chloe Lawson, an administrator, and Liam Ritchie, an operations support worker, both of whom have joined the firm as part of the Modern Apprenticeship scheme.
Douglas Connell said:"Developing the next generation of colleagues in Turcan Connell continues to be vitally important. We believe in passing on skills, mentoring and providing solid employment opportunities at all levels. We advise clients on how to grow the next generation within their businesses, and we certainly do the same, which is why we make it our business to ensure that young people join the firm, and in many cases, stay with us long term to develop their careers further."