More than 200 new CLS apprentices start their careers in the legal sector

CILEx Law School has welcomed more than 220 new apprentices from our client organisations at inductions taking place from Bristol to York. The September 2018 intake has brought the number of apprentices we are currently teaching to almost 500.

The new apprentices range from school leavers starting their first job to a former teacher retraining as a paralegal after more than 20 years in the classroom.

They are all following one of our programmes: Business Administrator, Paralegal, Chartered Legal Executive or Solicitor Apprenticeship. All are employed within the legal sector and the selection of apprenticeship is tailored to each job role.

Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships at CILEx Law School, said: “In many instances we have worked with the employers from providing initial advice on programme options through to assisting with the recruitment process, so it is wonderful to see young people taking their first steps in their legal careers as well as existing members of staff embarking on development opportunities.”

CILEx Law School has a dedicated apprenticeship recruitment service which provides advice on funding rules, the recruitment cycle, identifying the best programme for the job role. In addition, we screen candidates for both eligibility and suitability and work with our employer clients to fill their apprenticeship vacancies with the best-possible candidates.

We also support prospective apprentices: our focus is on making sure that they are matched to the right employer and programme. Our apprenticeship recruitment team is made up of current and former apprentices who can give a first-hand account of what it’s like to be an apprentice.

Kathryn Jack, CILEx Law School’s Apprenticeship Recruitment Manager, said: “These are exciting times for the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team, it’s great to see a lot hard work come to fruition. We wish our new apprentices success in their apprenticeship programme and employment.

“There is no time to rest, though, as we are already recruiting for new opportunities starting in January and will be looking at September 2019 soon. Prospective apprentices should keep an eye on our apprenticeship vacancies page and social media feeds for updates.”