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.
Ceara explains why she chose an apprenticeship over university. She talks about her day-to-day experience and the support she receives from her employer and CILEx Law School. She also provides an overview of how her apprenticeship works in practice.
Jack describes the benefits of doing an apprenticeship and how to find one. He talks about the experience of working in a professional environment. He also discusses the resources that CILEx Law School makes available to its apprentices to help them succeed.
Thomas talks about his reasons for choosing an apprenticeship and the exciting parts of his experience to date. He describes the structure of the apprenticeship and provides an overview of CILEx Law School's delivery.
Maisie on choosing work experience over student debt. She explains what she enjoys most about her work and talks us through her CILEx Law School teaching experience. She also describes how easy it was to integrate with the firm and the sort of work that she is doing.
Abbie talks about the benefits of combining theory and practical learning through an apprenticeship. She provides an overview of the resources CILEx Law School offers and the support her firm provides to help her succeed. She also talks about why employers should consider taking on legal apprentices.
Anil talks about the exposure to the world of work that he is getting as a legal apprentice. He describes how the firm helped him settle into his role and the support he receives from CILEx Law School. For him, apprenticeships work because there is a mutual investment from both apprentices and employers.
Zidane talks about how an apprenticeship is an exciting hands-on experience. He provides an overview of the support CILEx Law School provides its apprentices. He also discusses how apprenticeships are a great opportunity for young people who aren't sure about going to university.
I have been working as a Paralegal Apprentice for Irwin Mitchell for six months. I first thought of apprenticeships when I didn’t feel completely comfortable at the idea of going to university and was introduced to them by career advisors. I felt my sixth form really pushed students to go down the university route, so I was proactive and worked on my CV before attending careers and apprenticeship events in my local area.