03 February 2020
CILEx supports National Apprenticeship Week 2020
National Apprenticeship Week, 3-9 February has come around early this year. This years’ theme, “Look Beyond”, aims to encourage everyone to look beyond the outdated stereotypes surrounding apprenticeships and to celebrate the diversity of opportunity and value that they bring to the country today.
To mark the event, CILEx & CLS will be attending a number of events nationwide and CILEx will be having an exciting event taking place on our social media channels including a live Q&A session with an apprentice from National Accident Helpline. The Twitter live Q&A will be taking place Tuesday 4 February, 10:30am and Facebook live Q&A at 12:30pm.
On Friday 7 February CILEx will also be delivering an event called ‘Look Beyond’, jointly hosted by UKVI (Home Office) and our official event partner, Amazing Apprenticeships and supported by The Lawyer Portal. The event will focus on alternative routes into law with the main objective to inspire young people from surrounding sixth forms by way of an informative, interact and inclusive session. Don’t forget to follow the action on social media with hashtags #NAW2020 #Lookbeyond
More information about legal apprenticeships with CILEx is viewable here, as well as a guide to apprenticeships from the gov.uk website.
To get involved, please visit gov.uk. Here you will find useful toolkits for apprentices, employers, parents and teachers.
For further information, please contact:
Kathryn Jack, Stakeholder Engagement Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Bruty, Head of Communications on email@example.com
Notes to editors:
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is one of the three main professional bodies covering the legal profession in England and Wales. The 20,000-strong membership is made up of Chartered Legal Executives, paralegals and other legal professionals.
CILEx members are regulated through an independent body, CILEx Regulation. It is the only regulator covering paralegals.
CILEx provides career support and training, with qualifications open to those holding GCSEs, A levels or a degree. Over 100,000 students have chosen CILEx over the last 25 years, with the majority studying whilst in full or part-time employment.
CILEx offers the opportunity of a non-graduate route to qualification as a lawyer, although graduates are also welcomed, and the Graduate Fast-track Diploma offers a more affordable and viable alternative to the LPC.
Those who complete the full CILEx qualification are known as Chartered Legal Executives. They can become partners in law firms, coroners, judges or advocates in open court.
CILEx is committed to supporting members to deliver accessible legal services to the public.
The membership is diverse – 75% of members are women and 11% are from a BAME background.