On 19 November 2019, Walkers welcomed more than 70 students, parents and faculty members from multiple high schools and tertiary institutions in the Cayman Islands to its annual career fair in George Town. Students from Clifton Hunter High School, Triple C School, Grace Christian Academy, Cayman Academy, John Gray High School, UCCI and the Truman Bodden Law School attended.
Hosted at Walkers' Elgin Avenue office, members of the Walkers Trainee Committee and Partners presented on the broad range of legal and non-legal career options available at Walkers as well as internships and legal scholarship opportunities at the firm. The students also had the opportunity to meet with Walkers staff from IT, marketing, human resources, project management, professional support and facility services as well as team members from the legal and professional services groups.
Following the presentation the students were split into two teams and challenged each other in a game of interactive Tic Tac Toe, and a number of prizes were snapped up by delighted students who managed to get a game piece on the board.
Jordana Clarke, Head of Learning and Development, commented: "It is pleasing that so many students attended our event to discover the many career opportunities available to them at Walkers. We hope the students enjoyed the fair as much as we did."
Caroline Heal, Partner and Chair of the Trainee Committee, said: "I am delighted to assist in hosting this fantastic event. The Walkers Trainee Committee is dedicated to providing the very best career opportunities to the Cayman Islands future professionals."
Walkers has a proud tradition of training the next generation of Cayman's workforce. The firm's legal training programme has been in existence since 1983 when the firm brought in its first two articled clerks - Frank Banks and Wayne Panton - making it the oldest legal training programme in the Cayman Islands. Since then, Walkers has expanded its training offerings to include development programmes for Caymanians such as the Junior Legal Secretary Training Programme and the Fiduciary Services Development Programme. Walkers also actively participates in the different mentoring programmes in Cayman and offers students a range of work experience and internship placements each year.
For more information on Walkers' training programmes, please visit Careers at www.walkersglobal.com
Walkers is a leading international law firm. We provide legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services to global financial institutions, investment banks, capital markets participants, Fortune 500 corporations, arrangers, promoters and managers, Magic Circle and AmLaw 100 law firms, accounting firms, partnerships, trust companies and other fiduciaries. We are consistently ranked in the top tier of law firms by all leading global legal directories, including the Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2019, which ranks Walkers in 10 band one practice areas.