Colac firm investing in future workforce

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Long-standing Colac firm SLM Law’s commitment to creating jobs for the district’s young people has seen the recruitment of three interns from the region.

Grace Langdon, Fred Page and Ella Egberts are taking their first steps into full-time employment by securing positions at the Murray Street firm.

Grace is studying arts and law at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, and started working at SLM Law in 2017.

SLM’s management team were impressed with Grace’s work ethic and willingness to learn, and resultingly have offered the 22-year-old a full-time position after she graduates.

“I’ve learnt so much that they don’t teach you at uni,” Grace said. “It’s given me a real taste for the job and I’m looking forward to taking up a full-time position at SLM Law once I’m qualified.”

Fred finished VCE in 2016 and worked full-time at Irrewarra Sourdough Bakery last year, and will commence a business administration traineeship with SLM.

“While completing my business administration traineeship at SLM Law, I would like to understand more about the inner workings of office-style jobs, as well as learn more about real estate sales and purchases,” he said.

Ella graduated from Trinity College  Colac in 2017, and received an academic award for her legal studies class

“I’m very excited to be working as a business administration trainee at SLM Law as I’m hoping to study law and arts at university next year,” she said.

SLM managing director Stuart Holbery said the firm was proud to have a history of employing Colac district school leavers and university graduates.

“Our town and surrounding district has many talented young people,” Mr Holbery said.

“As a community-minded small business, we’re committed to giving them a fair go.

“Ella, Fred and Grace have all shown great potential and we’re looking forward to working with them during 2018.”