People: Rotheras; PwC; M-EC

Ruth Tarr

Rotheras has appointed a new solicitor to act for clients in Court of Protection matters.

Senior associate Ruth Tarr has joined the Wills, Probate and Trusts team at the Nottingham law firm.

Tarr previously worked within a specialist Court of Protection department at Freeths for 10 years and is an associate member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a technician member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

She said: “I am delighted to join Rotheras. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside my new colleagues in the Private Client and Personal Injury teams to develop a well-rounded service for our vulnerable clients.”

Christina Yardley, CEO at Rotheras added: “I am delighted to welcome Ruth to the firm. Ruth’s expertise will complement the private client services that we offer and her experience of working with adults and children with acquired brain injuries will be invaluable in supporting our serious injury team.”

PwC has welcomed 160 graduates and school leavers across its Midlands offices, including 18 in Castle Donington.

Matthew Hammond, PwC UK Midlands regional market leader & Birmingham senior partner, said: “I am delighted to welcome the talented class of 2022 to PwC Midlands. With the recent Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and various investments being made across the region, it is a fantastic time to be starting a career in the Midlands.

New recruits at PwC

“We’re committed to offering training and opportunities to the next generation from a diverse range of backgrounds, and this year the Firm has made moves to further support social mobility, including the removal of the mandatory 2:1 degree results. It’s pleasing to see almost two thirds of our intake coming from an ethnic monitory background and over a quarter from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds.

“Our graduate and school leaver recruitment coincides with our technology degree apprenticeship programme with the University of Birmingham, now in its fifth year, alongside our Tech She Can and Tech We Can initiatives, which are just some of the ways we provide training, skills and opportunity to young people in the region.”

Leicestershire-based technical development consultancy M-EC has recruited a trio of apprentices after successfully relaunching its apprenticeship scheme.

Michael Webb and Jack Wills have joined the firm as civil engineering degree apprentices through Coventry University.

Tom Bradshaw has been enrolled on a remote learning vocational course to develop his knowledge of construction, design and the built environment.

M-EC’s new apprentices

Joanna Stevens, head of people and culture at M-EC, said: “We are delighted to welcome the new apprentices to M-EC following the successful push of this year’s programme.

“Further and higher education isn’t for everyone, so our apprentice programme is designed to offer the opportunity to gain qualifications and create a long-term career within the development technical industry whilst learning on the job.

“The new recruits have settled in well, spending the last month getting to know their chosen disciplines and bolstering their overall knowledge of M-EC before starting their chosen courses in Mid-September.”