CAS and HMRC add new legal apprentices

News of a boost to legal apprenticeships today with announcements from two major employers that will see expanded apprenticeship programmes.

First, HMRC has said it will expand its current programme of legal apprenticeships, which it kicked off in 2014 in conjunction with CILEx Law School. The revenue says it will be hiring 19 new legal apprentices to start in September this year. the apprentices will complete either the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration or CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services. Nine of the apprentices will be based in London, with the remaining 10 spread across HMRC’s Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham offices.

The second announcement concerns Carillion Advice Service (CAS) which is to add four new legal apprentices to its Newcastle office. The move will add to Carillion’s growing reputation as an employer, having featured in LinkedIn’s top 20 employers recently as well as winning several innovation awards.


‘Excellent professional and personal development opportunities’

Daren Timson-Hunt, deputy director of the legal operations directorate at HMRC, said: “This is an exciting time to join… as we build up and continuously improve our merged legal services. These roles offer excellent professional and personal development opportunities. We look forward to expanding our successful programme and continuing our positive relationship with CILEx Law School.”

Richard Tapp, Carillion’s director of legal services, said: ”These apprentices will become an integral part of our team and make a valuable contribution to our legal services offering. Working with our selected partners, CILEx Law School, we are in no doubt that our programme will provide an excellent foundation for a legal career with us, successfully supporting our sustainability aims and the growth of our business.”