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THE PATH TO CAREER SUCCESS In some cases postgraduate study is a pre-determined step on the journey towards a chosen career. You simply need a masters to achieve your dream. This long-term view enables you to plan effectively and be clear about where you want to be and how you are going to get there. It also, however, calls for hard work, determination and a certain tenacity of spirit. Here we follow LJMU’s Megan Inman on her path to career success.

ACHIEVING YOUR GOAL Wanting to be a Solicitor for as long as she can remember, Megan determinedly followed the path to fulfil her dream. Graduating with an honours degree in Law from LJMU and then going on to take her Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University, she joined Weightmans LLP in 2012.

work for a commercial law firm. Following the scheme, I was fortunate enough to be offered a permanent Paralegal role.” Megan initially worked as a Paralegal in the healthcare team, providing assistance with the defence of clinical negligence claims, employer’s liability and public liability claims on behalf of the NHS Litigation Authority and member Trusts. “I was also offered further secondment opportunities at the North West Ambulance Service and Calderstones Partnership NHS Trust, in which I headed up the legal department and provided advice and training for the client on various topical legal issues,”

“I began my journey at Weightmans LLP in June 2012 when I took part in their competitive, sought after summer vacation scheme,” she explains. “There were two weeks of activities and assessments and, on completion, I knew I wanted to

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Masterplan magazine  

Preparing for postgraduate study at LJMU

Masterplan magazine  

Preparing for postgraduate study at LJMU