Training contracts are hard to come by within the legal industry, and Keoghs only offer a limited number per year. Bradley feels privileged to secure a rare opportunity and believes that his industry knowledge and experience with Argo was an important factor.
Neil Trayhurn, partner at Keoghs London office, agrees.
“Bradley has a strong compliance and regulatory background and in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry, which gives him a significant advantage over candidates straight out of university,” he says. “To qualify as a solicitor normally takes two years, but with his qualifying experience, Bradley could fast-track in 18 months. Programmes such as these offer both secondees the opportunity to learn and develop skills that will benefit them in their future careers, which is something Keoghs is keen to support as part of our firm-wide learning and development commitment.”
Thomas Long joins ArgoGlobal
Muirhead and Trayhurn were also keen to realise the secondment in reverse. One of Keoghs’ trainee solicitors, Thomas Long, has just joined ArgoGlobal for six months on a reciprocal arrangement.
For Long, the opportunity provides real-life experience and the chance to get to know the insurance industry much better – including the acronyms!