Expansion for Admiral Law’s strong Welsh apprenticeship programme

Admiral Law, the only FTSE 100 company in Wales, is recruiting a second cohort of legal apprentices to start in September 2016. The three new apprentices, based in the firm’s Cardiff office, will follow the Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services programme.

Admiral Law is recognised as one of the UK’s best employers. They are currently 5th in The Times 100 best companies to work for and feature in the Financial Times list of 50 Best Workplaces in the UK and the 100 Best Workplaces in the EU.

The apprenticeships are being delivered through the CILEX Law School.

Jenna Swan is a current Admiral Law apprentice and said the role has allowed her to stay in full time employment and continue learning through webinars.

She added: “I also feel I have had the added benefit of working alongside real solicitors in a working law environment, which is more than anyone studying law at university would be able to do.”

Sophie Driscoll is also an Admiral Law apprentice and said: “I now have much more confidence and I am much more knowledgeable. As I do not have a degree, and have never been to university I am extremely grateful for the opportunity CILEx and my employer have given me.”

Scyra Alexander, Solicitor and Project Manager at Admiral Law, said: “We are keen to capitalise on the achievements of our current apprentices and further grow our apprenticeship scheme. We have built a strong and positive relationship with CILEx Law School and their apprenticeship experience is second to none.”

Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships at CILEx Law School, said: ”CILEx Law School has been delivering legal apprenticeships since the programmes were first launched in 2013. This will be the second cohort for Admiral Law and a great opportunity for people looking to begin a legal career in Cardiff. We look forward to extending and broadening our flourishing relationship with the firm.”