When I started with Morton Fraser, like all trainees, I was used to being a student, having spent 5 years at University completing my Law Degree and Diploma. Although studying Law was demanding, being a student meant I could manage my own deadlines and workload, which allowed me to organise my commitments to make sure I still had time for extra-curricular activities.
For me, socialising and nights out aside, my free time is largely spent at the Derek Gilmour Blackbelt Academy where I take part in Korean Kickboxing and IFT Taekwondo. I have been awarded my Blackbelt in Korean Kickboxing and I am now training towards my Blackbelt in Taekwondo. With this new goal and training for regular competitions at the weekends, you can find me in the gym up to 5 nights a week.
Before starting my traineeship, I thought I would have to cut down on the amount of time I spent on my hobbies in order to accommodate my new job. Having been a trainee for over 6 months now, I can honestly say this has not been the case. While you must be flexible and stay late when work requires, the work-life balance at Morton Fraser is such that I still have plenty of time to dedicate towards training. The remote access to The Firm's IT system allows me to catch up from home when need be.
When I am not training, there is always some sort of Morton Fraser social event to get involved in too. From monthly staff drinks and Race Nights to random trainee nights outs, it's certainly not all work and no play at Morton Fraser.