One of our many legal sector clients is Devonshires Solicitors, a law firm based in the City of London that we support with a comprehensive managed IT contract. In November of 2017 they approached us with an unusual request: “Would we provide basic IT training to a charity they support?”
Our IT trainer Sabrina Huish is on-site at the law firm’s offices to support their 200 plus users, with regular training in Office 365 applications, together with the normal induction requirements of new starters.
Sabrina takes up the story: “Devonshires is a busy commercial law firm, but finds the time and resources to support a number of charities, one of which is Action for Kids, which works with young people with learning difficulties.
“The idea was for Quiss Technology to deliver two 3 hour workshops, to help with basic computer skills and similar in style to the small-group sessions we regularly provide for our clients.
“We will be teaching a few basic skills in Outlook, like how best to write and send emails, including attachments, which will open up a world of communication for young people involved. Sessions will also cover Excel skills, including data input and formatting which is crucial when entering the workplace.
“The workshops will all take place in London at Devonshires Finsbury Circus offices, spread over three months to give the participants enough time to put their new skills into practice before the next session.
“It is gratifying that despite the economic challenges currently facing businesses and law firms in particular, Devonshires does so much to support those less fortunate. We are pleased to do what we can to support their efforts and sometimes it does us all good to get back to basics!”