YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN – Issue 53; May 2017
Latest Consortium News
Consortium Annual Training Event – Hold the Date
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Training Event will take place on Tuesday October 3rd at the Langtree Stadium in St Helens.
We are busy arranging the event programme with our partner firm support coming this year from Hill Dickinson.
The event is FREE to delegates from Consortium member organisations.
Full programme details will be published as soon as possible BUT you can make your bookings now through the Consortium website. Why wait?
We look forward to seeing you there.
Annual Training Survey – Coming Soon
We are working on the content of your Consortium Annual Training Survey and will publish the link to the survey in the next few weeks.
Please do take a few minutes to let us have your feedback as the results do feed into the design and content of the NWLC Training Programme for the coming training year.
Lawyers: make the apprenticeship levy work for you!
says Noel Inge, Managing Director, CILEx Law School
Whats the best thing about being a legal apprentice?
“When I helped organise a public planning meeting and the council won the hearing.”
That was the verdict of one of the many legal apprentices we have working in organisations across England. Another said: “My career prospects are now exponentially higher than they would have been had I taken an alternative route into law.”
No wonder there is a growing appreciation amongst legal teams of how apprenticeships can help them directly, and the value a legal apprentice can bring. Best of all, the benefits of an apprenticeship are shared between the employer and apprentice, such as Coventry City Council’s paralegal who was recognised as the authority’s ‘apprentice of the year.’
Those benefits to an organisation are very real, and can be demonstrated by the calibre of work apprentices have been doing. This might be in childcare law (proceeding preparation, drafting documents etc), or in legal research. In property teams apprentices have been drafting property transfers and registration applications, while those in contentious areas have participated in litigation bundling and drafting activities.