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Jamille Broome

Jamille BroomeManaging Director & Principal Consultant, JB & Associates Employment Consulting

LLM Employment Law, 2011 

What made you choose Middlesex University?

I wanted to specialise in Employment Law and Middlesex was highly rated among the five universities offering the course.

What attracted you to your course and made you apply? 

I have always been interested in social rights and development, with employment being a major focus of mine. I also saw a niche for Employment Law back in my home country of Trinidad and Tobago.

What aspects of your course did you enjoy most?

The eclectic mix of students and the opportunity to choose non-employment courses that enhanced and added to a more holistic experience. I did Immigration and Human Rights.

What is your fondest memory of life at Middlesex?

Meeting new people with whom I have formed very strong professional bonds.

What one piece of advice would you give to a prospective student interested in studying at Middlesex?

Study hard.

How did your course and time at Middlesex help you to get where you are professionally today?

Without my course I would not have been the only Lawyer in my country with a degree in Employment Law and now the owner of my own boutique firm.

What has been your defining career highlight to date?

My biggest highlight to date was when I was accepted to do a PhD after the laborious process of applying to numerous institutions and writing and editing proposals, which took two years.

What have been the most effective ways of enhancing your professional profile?

Continuous learning & networking have been crucial to me since I graduated. As a student I found that the best networking tools were through internships, seminars and being involved with a variety of career-related activities on and off campus.

What does the future hold for you?

A political career! I've realised that the only way to have an impact on changing my country (especially the employment climate) is to enter the political arena. A political career wasn't always my plan; as I've always been, and continue to be non-partisan, despite any superficial alignment.

I have drafted comprehensive employment legislation and I hope to eventually have it tabled in parliament by myself as Minister of Labour or by another parliamentarian with a progressive labour mind. Clearly, a political career for me was more opportunistic than anything, but it was definitely my legal background that created the political opportunity.

What are the top three career tips you would give to current students and recent graduates?

Network
Maintain a professional image
Never stop learning and trying to advance yourself

What one piece of advice would you give to the 17/18 year old you?

Be patient. I probably would have gotten much further in life already if I had been more patient.

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