CLS welcomes 85 new apprentices 

CILEx Law School has welcomed 85 new apprentices from our client organisations at induction sessions which took place last week.

The January 2019 intake have been attending inductions in either London, Manchester, Birmingham or Newcastle, to find out more about what their apprenticeship entails. 

The inductions offer the chance for new apprentices from different employers to get to know others who are also starting on the same road. 

The new starters take the number of apprentices we are teaching to 585. 

The January 2019 cohort range from current employees progressing their career by embarking on a legal apprenticeship to new starters to the legal profession.  

They are all following one of our programmes: Business AdministratorParalegal or Chartered Legal Executive and are employed at law firms, councils and in-house legal teams at client organisations from the West Country to the North-East of England. 

The selection of the apprenticeship is tailored to the employers’ individual job roles. 

Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships at CILEx Law School, said: “We are pleased to be working with both new and existing clients to offer these apprenticeship opportunities.  

“We welcome the new cohort of business and legal apprentices with wide-ranging backgrounds and interests, which include a leading female motorcyclist, a junior international petanque player and a woman starting a Paralegal Apprenticeship after more than a decade in the Royal Navy. 

“Apprenticeships are often considered to be only for school leavers but there are no age restrictions within the funding rules.” 


The significant number of new starters bear testimony to the continuing success of our dedicated apprenticeship recruitment service, for which we were highly commended at the recent British Legal Awards and have been shortlisted in the Supporting the Industry (26+ employees) category at this month’s Modern Law Awards. 

We provide advice on funding rules, the recruitment cycle and identifying the best programme for the job role. In addition, we screen candidates for both eligibility and suitability and work with clients to fill their apprenticeship vacancies with the best-possible candidates. 

Ongoing recruitment

Kathryn Jack, CILEx Law School’s Apprenticeship Recruitment Manager, said: “I wish all of our new starters success in their chosen programme. If you have been inspired by their decision to start an apprenticeship, keep an eye out as there are already opportunities for September 2019 being advertised – with more to come.” 

Follow CILEx Law School on Twitter to receive updates about all of the latest apprenticeship opportunities – with more details on our apprenticeship vacancies page. 

If you are an employer looking to take on apprentices, you can contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team by calling 01234 844345 or emailing