What prompted you to apply for this apprenticeship?
I previously completed a two-year apprenticeship in human resources and was working in the legal department one day a week, which I loved. When my apprenticeship finished in HR, my legal manager was recruiting for a full time legal apprentice. I applied for the role and was successful. I have always wanted to do law but I did not want to go to university full time. So with the apprenticeship I am in now I can earn money, gain experience, gain legal qualifications and go further.
Is the apprenticeship what you expected?
It is everything I expected and more. I am enjoying the studying and the experience.
What sort of work are you doing in your job?
In my team there is only my manager and I and we handle claims, contracts, debt recovery, prosecutions and take care of the insurance side too.
What has/have been your best, most valuable or unexpected apprenticeship experience(s) to date.
When I got offered the job and knowing that I would be gaining a paralegal qualification.
What do you feel have been the benefits of undertaking an apprenticeship?
I have gained a lot of confidence.
Would you recommend an apprenticeship?
Yes I would 100% recommend an apprenticeship because it is a great way to gain qualifications and experience.
This case study was published for National Apprenticeship Week 2018