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Joanna Hughes

Joanna Hughes Founder, Joanna Hughes Solicitor Apprenticeships

Joanna is the founder and director of Joanna Hughes Solicitor Apprenticeships and her work in 2023 was recognized in the 2023 Government National Apprenticeship Awards with a highly commended award as a champion of apprenticeships in London. 

In her role as a member of the City of London Law Society training committee, she is working with the chair of that committee, Patrick McCann, to greatly increase the number of solicitor apprenticeship opportunities available in the City of London. ‘City Century’ is a collaboration of 50+ City of London law firms identifying, attracting, recruiting, onboarding, educating, networking, developing and qualifying significant numbers of talented solicitor apprentices. This work has been described by the chair of the City of London Law Society as one of the most innovative and game-changing initiatives in the legal profession we will see for some time. 

Joanna holds a number of patron, advisory and judging roles including being a patron of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance, a member of the UCAS Apprenticeship Stakeholder Group and a judge in the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards. 

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