Thursday, 24 August 2017

A great alternative to a career in law: attend an Insight Day or an AGM with the ICSA

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A great alternative to a career in law: attend an Insight Day or an AGM with the ICSA

Company Secretaries are responsible for supporting the board and keeping them informed of their legal responsibilities. This allows many lawyers to begin their careers as governance professionals and naturally transition into that of a company secretary.

Why should you consider this career?

Becoming a chartered secretary immerses you not only in law, but in business strategy and finance providing you a broad career rather than having to specialise. You will be an influencer in important organisational decision making.

What’s more, with your law degree you are eligible for exemptions from at least two modules from the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS). By studying the specialist modules, we can help you meet the responsibilities of the role confidently while being part of a member network with access to global knowledge and support.

Find out how to fast track your career

‘I think particular when you are studying law or looking to graduate from law, you think you can only do some of the things within a legal department but I’ve managed to do it from all within a company secretarial remit…and it’s been brilliant.’ – Julian Baddeley (Aviva plc)

More resources for graduates

Visit our new Graduate Hub and peer inside the company secretarial teams of a FTSE organisations. Choose from one of our popular insight days, shadowing schemes, or sit in on an AGM (these are limited and available on a first come basis).

Save the date:

AGM Invitation

Company Date Seats left Location
DS Smith 5 September 2017 2 London
Dixons Carphone 7 September 2017 2 London

Insight Days

Company Date Spaces Location
Aviva 8 September 2017 20 London
Intertrust 12 September 2017 12 London
Royal Mail 28 September 2017 20 London
Nationwide 10 October 2017 20 London
Rolls Royce 17 October 2017 12 Derby
National Grid 20 November 2017 20 London


To register your place at any of the above, please contact us at graduateinfo@icsa.org.uk or call +44 20 7612 7021.

Last modified on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 14:39