Richard Fuller, MP for Bedford and Kempston, visits CILEx premises during Professions Week

As part of the Professions Week programme, Richard Fuller, MP for Bedford and Kempston, visited CILEx’s premises on Monday 21st October with pupils from local schools. They met with various members of staff including CILEx Law School Customer Advisor Kathryn Jack, who joined the organisation an an apprentice two years ago. Mr Fuller said: “It is fantastic that an institution like CILEx is in my constituency. It is so well-connected and it is excellent that it is here to help people understand what their options are.”

“CILEx’s involvement in Professions Week means that young people have the opportunity to learn about a career as a professional; they have such a competitive future ahead of them full of tremendous opportunities and it is wonderful that CILEx will be visiting Hastingsbury Business and Enterprise College and Bedford Free School to promote their alternative routes into law.”

Oliver Chesters-Lewis, a year 10 pupil from Bedford Free School said: “CILEx has really opened my eyes to the different ways you can become a lawyer and I now know that I want to become a criminal lawyer. I also know that I could become a legal apprentice after I leave school or study with CILEx part time while I am working at a law firm and still become a qualified lawyer instead of going to university.”

Professions Week runs from 21 to 27 October.

From left to right:

Kathryn Jack, Customer Advisor at CILEx Law School
Josh Mason, Membership Advisor at CILEx
Gagenpreet Atwall and Olly Chesters-Lewis, year 10 pupils at Bedford Free School
Richard Fuller MP for Bedford and Kempston
Rhianna Walkden and Jay Bhagran, year 10 pupils at Bedford Free School
Jennifer Egginton, Regional Development Officer at CILEx