Choosing CILEx instead of a law degree – Gemma Drummond

When I left school I got a job in an insurance company where I developed an interest in law. I was lucky enough to get taken on by a firm of solicitors who were prepared to sponsor me through the CILEx Level 3 courses to train as a paralegal.

I took a pay cut to take this job, because my employer is paying for my training, but it is something I have always wanted to do. I am working in the non-fault road traffic accidents team within the personal injury department, and the knowledge that I have gained through my CILEx courses is really helpful. My employer recognises the CILEx qualifications and I hope to gain promotion once I achieve my Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice.

Studying with CILEx has changed my life as I am now happier doing something I enjoy and I can do it in my own time with no pressure. I will now be able to become something that I have dreamt of since I was younger. I would definitely recommend the course to others interested in law.