A member of the award-winning PM Legal Services team has landed a prestigious YMCA Training award – for the second year running.
Kirsten Etheridge, an office administrator at PM Legal Services – a division of hlw Keeble Hawson – has been singled out for The Progression Award for the improvements she is making both in her training and in her busy legal role.
Keen to develop a legal career, Kirsten initially worked in a part time role with hlw Keeble Hawson. Her performance was so impressive that she was soon offered a position that fits around her YMCA Training course attendance and then moved to PM Legal Services.
The opportunity is aligned with the firm’s commitment to identifying and encouraging talent at all levels, which included PM Legal Services raising funds for YMCA Training at a recent series of conferences for property managers held in Sheffield and London.
Partner & head of PM Legal Services, Cassandra Zanelli, said: “We’re thrilled for Kirsten as the back to back awards recognise the hard work she has put in and the fantastic progress she has made. She is now a key part of our property management team.”
With a higher than average number of 18-21 year olds in Doncaster claiming out of work benefits (6.7 per cent compared with 3.1 per cent nationally) YMCA Training champions delivery of the support and skills local young people need to achieve their aspirations.
YMCA Training centre manager, Michelle Smith, added: “The fact that this is the second year running that Kirsten has been recognised by the judges is testament to her commitment and dedication. She is proof that anyone can progress in their careers with the right training support and a positive attitude.”
Doncaster Central MP, Dame Rosie Winterton and Team GB boxer, Conor Loftus, presented Kirsten with her award.