Jemma Keelan – Legal Admin Apprentice

“Apprentices really can benefit an organisation and have a good working knowledge and drive.”


Jemma is a Legal Admin Apprentice at MoneyPlus Legal.

What is your job title?

Legal Administrative

What impact has the apprenticeship had on you?

I found that college didn’t suit my style of learning and I knew that I could achieve a lot more learning in a hands-on role. I had always wanted to go into law and thought that university was the only pathway. However, after researching it, I realised I could move up the career ladder by starting with an apprenticeship. It has allowed me to learn at the same time as developing myself as an employee.

What do you think you have contributed to your organisation?

I think I have contributed to the realisation that apprentices really can benefit an organisation and have a good working knowledge and drive. I have spent the last 18 months trying to show that despite lacking experience and a higher level of education, I can still work to the same level and exceed company standards.

How was your training with Damar? 

I think my training with Damar has been amazing – I received an outstanding level of support from Damar and my coach Louise Morley. I feel throughout the pandemic, the support has really shone through.

What do you think your biggest achievement has been as an apprentice? 

My company have had the trust in me to not only keep me on a permanent contract but also to give me the ability to complete my next apprenticeship. I think a lot of the time apprentices are worried at what will happen once their training is over.

What are your career plans now you’ve finished your apprenticeship?

I am now completing the Paralegal Apprenticeship with the same company. I wish to continue bettering myself and my working knowledge at MoneyPlus Legal.