What is it like to be an apprentice? Hear all about it from apprentices at two of our client firms

Abbie Brown, Paralegal Apprentice, GowlingWLG
Abbie talks about the benefits of combining theory and practical learning through an apprenticeship. She provides an overview of the resources CILEx Law School offers and the support her firm provides to help her succeed. She also talks about why employers should consider taking on legal apprentices.


Anil Kararra, Paralegal Apprentice, Gowling WLG
Anil talks about the exposure to the world of work that he is getting as aParalegal Apprentice within the Corporate Department at GowlingWLG. He describes how the firm helped him settle into his role and the support he receives from CILEx Law School. For him, apprenticeships work because there is a mutual investment from both apprentices and employers.


Ceara Steadman, Paralegal Apprentice, Horwich Farrelly
Ceara explains why she chose an apprenticeship over university. She talks about her day-to-day experience and the support she receives from her employer and CILEx Law School. She also provides an overview of how her apprenticeship works in practice.


Jack Pinion, Paralegal Apprentice, Horwich Farrelly
Jack describes the benefits of doing an apprenticeship and how to find one. He talks about the experience of working in a professional environment. He also discusses the resources that CILEx Law School makes available to its apprentices to help them succeed.


Joe Beeston, Chartered Legal Executive Apprentice, GowlingWLG
Joe works in the Real Estate Department at GowlingWLG and is on his second apprenticeship within the firm, towards qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive. He describes how he has found his apprenticeships motivating. He talks about the interactions he enjoys in his role. He also has some advice for young people considering the apprenticeship route.


Maisie Franklin, Paralegal Apprentice, GowlingWLG
Maisie on choosing work experience over student debt. She explains what she enjoys most about her work in the Contentious Construction Department at GowlingWLG and talks us through her CILEx Law School teaching experience. She also describes how easy it was to integrate with the firm and the sort of work that she is doing. It’s not just the printing!


Thomas Darnton, Paralegal Apprentice, Horwich Farrelly
Thomas talks about his reasons for choosing an apprenticeship and the exciting parts of his experience to date. He describes the structure of the apprenticeship and provides an overview of CILEx Law School’s delivery.


Zidane McFarlane, Paralegal Apprentice, GowlingWLG
Zidane talks about how an apprenticeship is an exciting hands-on experience. He provides an overview of the support CILEx Law School offers its apprentices. He also discusses how apprenticeships are a great opportunity for young people who aren’t sure about going to university.

If you are interested in becoming a legal apprentice check our apprenticeship vacanciespage or email apprentice.recruitment@cilexlawschool.ac.uk