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

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

CompanyDateSeats leftLocation
DS Smith5 September 20172London
Dixons Carphone7 September 20172London

Insight Days

Aviva8 September 201720London
Intertrust12 September 201712London
Royal Mail28 September 201720London
Nationwide10 October 201720London
Rolls Royce17 October 201712Derby
National Grid20 November 201720London

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