Allens Adapt: Tania Black's experience

Tania was working in a think tank after a long career as an in-house banking lawyer, when she decided it was time for a change. Having worked flexibly for years, Tania was ready for the next challenge and a move back into the banking world. In her searches, she stumbled across Allens Adapt and, to her relief, found her CV to be a perfect match.

Having never contracted before, Tania thought the Adapt program would be a good opportunity to test the waters and make sure it was the right opportunity. In no time at all, Tania was placed at Westpac and was delighted to end up in a high performing team, which she says was 'an amazing experience.'

For Tania, one of the things that really helped accelerate the process was the Allens partners' ability to spot the match between her skill set and the client, providing mutual benefits.

Tania's role also gave her the chance to explore a new area of banking law.

'I was grateful they were able to see my skill set, and then apply those skills to a new area and really expand what I could offer the client.' In her role, she also gained exposure to the company's governance, which she said was a real highlight, and further improved her capabilities.

After five months of contracting with Westpac, Tania has now secured a permanent role. She said the Allens Adapt program provided an invaluable opportunity to work within Westpac before starting a permanent position and really gain an understanding of how they work.

Allens Adapt matches legal experts to short or fixed-term contract opportunities at leading organisations in Australia, including Allens.

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