MD, Trev and our Ops Director Marina were invited to a tour of the brand new Plymouth City College STEM building on Thursday (21st September 2017).
The £13m building is a regional Centre of Excellence for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) offering a huge range of facilities for students to study, relax and socialise. Trev and Marina were given a tour of building with Marina saying, “It’s an amazing asset for the city to help future generations thrive in education. We were shown state of the art facilities, including top notch science labs which match those in industry so students can maximise their experience. It was amazing… such a great opportunity and space for students seeking more independence from a ‘school’ environment... we were taken around each of the rooms, including a photography room which looked like something out of an optical illusion and amused many of the corporates including St Luke's Hospice Corporate Fundraiser Nicola Keen who photo bombed our photo!".
Portcullis Legals fully supports the City College, with Trevor giving insight to business partners as well as one of the sponsors for the ‘Talking Business’ Networking event held every six weeks throughout the year. Trev says “We’ve got a great relationship with the City College and fully support the academic institution including the staff behind the scenes who work hard to make it an inspiring place to learn and socialise”… He goes on to say “It’s not just for the students either, I have enrolled my 8 year old son on to a coding course on weekday evenings”.
Portcullis Legals fully believe that training and development help towards innovation within a business with Trev putting several members of staff through their STEP qualifications and an MBA course. Portcullis Legals also took on Yasmin, as a City College apprentice in February 2017 with Yasmin saying "I joined Portcullis Legals to help build my confidence as well as expand my knowledge within the legal sector. I've learnt a huge amount not only about law, but also about customer service. I support client advisors with legal documents and ensure our clients are happy and kept up to date - its been great".