Legal Apprentices for NHS
Welsh Government funds Legal Apprentices for NHS
1 August 2014
Three legal secretaries who work for the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) in Cardiff have been enrolled onto the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services which will be funded by the Welsh Government. The apprenticeships are awarded by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).
Jo Davie, Claire Monks and Pretty James work in the Legal and Risk Services department. They will be amongst the first to study the CILEx apprenticeship in Wales which is assessed at the same level as the first year of a law degree, but with the added benefit of gaining work experience and earning a salary at the same time as studying.
Frances Edwards, president of CILEx said: “Seeing Welsh businesses adopt the Legal Apprenticeship model is fantastic. There are a multitude of benefits for both student and employer and I encourage legal businesses across Wales to take advantage of the funding available from the Welsh Government to up-skill their staff.”
The apprentices will specifically cover personal injury litigation and once completed, they can continue studying CILEx’s professional qualifications to become Chartered Legal Executive lawyers.
The NWSSP’s Legal and Risk Services team act for all the Trusts and Local Health Boards in Wales. It has specialist experience, knowledge and an understanding of the legal, administrative, and policy issues which affect the operation of NHS Wales.
Photograph: Left to right: Jo Davie, Claire Monks and Pretty James