CILEx and City & Guilds winner

CILEx and City & Guilds medal winners

21 February 2013

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Annual Prize winners and Medals of Excellence awarded to students studying CILEx qualifications through City & Guilds.

The medals recognise students who have shown exceptional performance and merit through their studies and are nominated by their tutors.

The two CILEx Annual Prize winners are:

  • Fay Whyte – Oxford & Cherwell Valley College
  • Shelby Powell – Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Fay Whyte, who studied the Level 2 Certificate for Legal Secretaries said: “I am extremely pleased with myself that I have won this award but I wouldn’t be in the position I am in now if it wasn’t for the help and support of my tutors and would like to thank Mary Cope, my college tutor, for helping me through this course, so that I was able to achieve my goal. It means so much to me that my hard work and dedication was recognised by them and CILEx.

“After completing the Legal Secretary course, I now have the career I wanted. I started a new job in January 2013 as an IP Legal Administrator. My new employer was very impressed that I completed this course in such a short space of time and achieved distinctions. I will be using my qualification in my new job role on a daily basis.”

And Shelby Powell, who studied the Level 2 Certificate in Legal Studies, added: “I feel winning the CILEx Annual Prize is a great achievement and I feel very honoured. I did not expect to win and I was over the moon when I found out I had won, when I opened the letter I nearly cried.”

And two runners-up were:

  • Ms Kara Thwaites – Kingston College
  • Miss Jaymi Clark – Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Winners in the Medals for Excellence category were:

  • Miss Lyahna Garry – Kingston College
  • Miss Harriet Stead – Bromley College of Further & Higher Education

John Westwood, director of international developments at CILEx, said: “CILEx is delighted to acknowledge all of the winners in the various categories. It is just reward for their determination and effort and will be good preparation for their careers in the law.”

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