RNLI diversifying their award-winning scheme with new legal apprenticeships

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is recruiting two legal apprentices to start in September 2016. The apprentices, who will be based at the charity’s Poole headquarters, will follow the Paralegal Apprenticeship programme. The RNLI’s legal team handles, amongst other things, property, contract, human resources and probate matters so the apprentices will gain excellent and varied experience.

The RNLI has been offering apprenticeships for nearly 20 years. The charity currently has 24 apprentices in a number of areas of the business, including boat building, marine engineering and asset management.

The RNLI’s apprenticeship scheme has been recognised by Apprenticeships 4 England in their Training Provider and Apprenticeship Employer Awards 2016. The RNLI won gold in the category for employers with 751 to 5,000 staff.

Nicky Nelson, Head of Legal at the RNLI, said: “We are proud to be the first charity offering the Paralegal Apprenticeship scheme and are pleased to be working with CILEx Law School to offer these new legal apprenticeships. We are able to offer our apprentices a wide range of legal work, experience and responsibility, which they may not get in private practice. ”

Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships at CILEx Law School, said: “CILEx Law School is delighted to be supporting the RNLI with the delivery of legal apprenticeships. The roles offer a brilliant career opportunity for two motivated local young people and a route into law without facing the debt of university fees.”

Vacancies close on 10 July 2016.

Find out more about the Paralegal Apprenticeship