I always had an interest in law, and had a job as an office junior in a law firm when I left school. However, they couldn’t offer me a full-time job and I migrated into the motor trade.
I finally found myself in a large manufacturing company, worked my way up through projects and became a PA to the directors. A vacancy came up for a new position within the legal team. To begin with there wasn’t the budget for training or the ability to go to college, but then my manager went to an internal legal conference and CILEx was mentioned by two ladies who had just finished the course. She came back and offered me the chance to do CILEx and the rest, as they say, is history.
I’m studying Level 3 at the moment, and do love learning about law. Whether I carry on to Level 6 is yet to be seen, but hey who knows. I keep thinking I’m too old (44), but I know the ladies who work for our business were at least my age, and some others doing the course are older, so maybe not.
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