CILEX Law School, founded in 1983, has made an auspicious start to its 35-year celebrations by being a winner at the Modern Law Awards on 25th January 2018. Our success in the Supporting the Industry (26+ employees) category was based on the work we have done to support our employer clients in setting up apprenticeships.
Changes in government funding arrangements, the introduction of new Apprenticeship Standards and the drive to create greater diversity have all contributed to a move within the legal sector to embrace apprenticeships.
Over the past years we have acted as a specialist advisor on the practicalities of setting up and implementing apprenticeship programmes and over 300 legal apprentices are now employed within client organisations throughout England across a wide range of programmes.
Sam Lee, Head of Recruitment at Womble Bond Dickinson, said: “CLS’s expertise in apprenticeship delivery in the legal sector has provided Bond Dickinson with the right tools to successfully implement and run our legal and solicitor apprenticeships and our schemes wouldn’t have had the same success without their invaluable support.
“University isn’t for everyone but that shouldn’t be a barrier to those who want, and are able, to pursue a career in law. CLS has been the perfect partner to help us support our aspiring lawyers and has been key to developing some of our very talented people.”
CILEx Law School celebrates 35 years of supporting the legal services in 2018, having been inaugurated in 1983.