National Apprenticeship Week 2020: meet our apprentices In the lead up to National Apprenticeship Week (3 -9 February 2020), we got in touch with our apprentices to find out more about their experience. [...]
If you are looking for a career in the legal sector, don’t just restrict your search to law firms. There are plenty of public and private-sector organisations which offer legal apprenticeships.
Setting my sights on a high flying career within the legal sector is something that I have always dreamed of, but it seems now that it really is becoming a reality.
I was formerly a software developer and was looking for a career change. I wanted to study law and CILEx really looked like the best way into a law career.
After leaving school I followed many of my fellow pupils and went off to university (to study English Literature). However I discovered that it wasn’t for me and, after taking some time out, decided to leave, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next. I wanted to find a job which allowed me to keep studying and enhance the knowledge I’d acquired, while still allowing me to earn a wage – a legal apprenticeship was the perfect fit for me.
I have been working as a Level 2 Legal Administration apprentice at Swale Borough Council for five months.
Ellie Walker is currently completing a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Legal Services (this programme was replaced by the new Paralegal apprenticeship) with Bedford Borough Council.
Chelsea Bell is currently doing a Paralegal Apprenticeship with the Port of Tyne. She previously completed a Legal Administration Apprenticeship, also delivered by CILEx Law School.