CILEx APPRENTICESHIP Event: The Cost Effective Solution to Managing your Skills Gap

In a recent survey of UK legal practices, half of the respondents quoted recruitment and retention as being their biggest concern in 2017*. Practices are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit staff with the specialisms they need to meet demand and to retain their staff in highly competitive talent markets. And with changes being made to the way solicitors qualify in the future; the ability to attract and reain the brightest talent will become even harder. 

  • Thursday 23rd November 2017
  • 5.30pm until 7.00pm
  • University of Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton,‌

If you’re struggling to recruit the next generation of solicitors, or are finding it difficult to retain your existing staff, why not find out about the University of Wolverhampton’s CILEx Apprenticeship and how this sector-backed qualification route can help manage your skills gap.

The University is holding a FREE briefing event on the 23rd November. At this event, you will:

  • Be introduced to the University’s CILEx Chartered Legal Executive apprenticeship and discover the different specialisms apprentices can study
  • Learn how you can use Government funding to cover up to 90% of eligible training costs
  • Meet the Apprenticeship team and have your questions answered
  • Get a better understanding of the changes being proposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and how these changes will affect the way in which individuals qualify as solicitors in the future.

To register to attend the event either email:, call: 01902 321675 or visit:

*The Law Society Gazette, January 2017





The Apprenticeship Show: Thursday 8th March 2018

Following the success of the show in 2016 & 2017 we are pleased to announce The Apprenticeship Show 2018. 

Exhibiting at the show will be a great opportunity to showcase your business and inspire people to consider apprenticeship positions within your organisation now and in the future.

Business Booking/Information

Terms and Conditions of Booking

The event aims to be INTERACTIVE AND INSPIRATIONAL therefore ALL exhibitors will be expected to bring some kind of hands on activity that will aim to inspire and motivate delegates to consider roles in the opportunities you have available.

This year we have introduced a cost for businesses to attend the show.  Costs will be as follows:

  • 2m x 3m stand space  £50
  • 4m x 6m stand space £75
  • Larger stands will be available and prices will be applied incrementaly based on the space you have, however space will be offered in incremements of 2m x 3m.

An invoice will be raised on receipt and confirmation of your booking and will be non-refundable. 

As part of the stand costs each stand will receive:

  • Bottled water
  • 2 lunch vouchers for a 2m x 3m stand or 4 lunch vouchers for a 4m x 6m stand
  • Logo and paragraph on your organisation in the show programme that will be given to every delegate and exhibitor
  • Presence on the website showcasing logo, information on your organisation and a link to your website
  • 1 trestle table, 2 chairs and a table cloth for a 2m x 3m stand or 2 trestle tables, 4 chairs and 2 table cloths for a 4m x 6m stand.
  • Free WIFI access

Please fill in the The Apprenticeship Show 2018 Business Booking form (Word doc 849k) and return to by 5th January 2018 along with a Jpeg version of your company logo for inclusion on the website.  We can not guarantee inclusion on the website or programme for booking forms received after this date.   Stands will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Education Establishment Booking/Information

We are inviting you to bring your students to The Apprenticeship Show 2018.  2017’s show was fantastic we are expecting 2018 being bigger and better.  More businesses are now looking to recruit apprentices and are looking to higher level apprenticeship opportunities.  The Apprenticeship Levy has changed the way that businesses recruit apprentices and the opportunities they are offering .  In 2017 we also saw an increased number of students choosing apprenticeships compared to the traditional university route.

Schools and Colleges must now encourage students to consider apprenticeship routes as well as further and higher education and this is a fantastic way of doing this.  We anticipate over 100 businesses and training providers being present, showcasing their businesses and the opportunities they have to offer.  The event will be inspiring and interactive, as well as informative.

Please fill in the The Apprenticeship Show 2018 School Booking Form (Word doc 843k) ‌and return to by 1st February 2018 

Apprenticeship News

Monday 09 October 2017

University Partnership awarded a healthy half million boost for Degree Apprenticeships

Almost £500,000 has been secured by West Midlands Combined Universities to develop a Health and Care Degree Apprenticeship Accelerator Programme.


Thursday 05 October 2017

University opens doors for its first full Higher/Degree Apprenticeships

The University of Wolverhampton is continuing to build on its commitment to providing employers with higher level skills


Thursday 03 August 2017

Degree Apprentices build links in London

The University of Wolverhampton launched its new Chartered Surveyor Built Environment Degree Apprenticeship course at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) headquarters


Tuesday 01 August 2017

University chosen as preferred supplier for Degree Apprenticeships

The University of Wolverhampton has been chosen as a preferred supplier to provide Degree Apprenticeships for two leading public service providers.


Monday 31 July 2017

A healthy outlook for new Degree Apprenticeship

The University of Wolverhampton is bringing new life blood to its growing Degree Apprenticeship portfolio


Wednesday 15 March 2017

Drive towards Degree Apprenticeships officially registered

The University of Wolverhampton’s Apprenticeship Hub has been successful in its application to register for the delivery of Apprenticeships.


Wednesday 08 March 2017

University partners with international company to provide Degree Apprenticeships

The University has agreed a three year partnership deal with leading public sector services provider, Serco, to provide one of the first Degree Apprenticeships in the UK


Monday 06 March 2017

University takes a uniform approach to a new Policing Degree Apprenticeship

The University of Wolverhampton is set to become one of the first in the country to offer a Degree Apprenticeship in policing.


Thursday 02 February 2017

University showcases Degree Apprenticeships at annual show

Staff from the University of Wolverhampton Apprenticeship Hub will be showcasing the benefits of Degree Apprenticeships at the annual Apprenticeship Show


Monday 09 January 2017

New development manager joins Apprenticeship Hub

The University of Wolverhampton has appointed a new Apprenticeship Development Manager in its drive towards providing higher and degree apprenticeships.


Monday 19 December 2016

Bank hosts event to help raise interest in Degree Apprenticeships

The University of Wolverhampton teamed up with NatWest Bank recently to host an apprenticeship seminar


Thursday 10 November 2016

Funding is on target to increase Degree Level Apprenticeships

The University has successfully applied for funding to boost its Degree Level Apprenticeship programme as it develops its new Apprenticeship Hub in the Black Country.


Tuesday 27 September 2016

New hub offers one-stop destination for apprenticeships

The University of Wolverhampton’s Apprenticeship Hub has officially been opened in the presence of local guests and dignitaries.


Wednesday 22 June 2016

Building foundations through higher level apprenticeships

The University of Wolverhampton is building on its solid construction foundations by offering its first Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management.


Tuesday 03 May 2016

University Appoints Head of Apprenticeship Hub

A local Shropshire woman has been appointed Head of Apprenticeships by the University of Wolverhampton.


Refurbishment of Feathers Pub to turn it into an Apprenticeship Hub

Wednesday 02 March 2016

Former pub becomes apprenticeship hub

As part of our commitment to economic growth through providing work based opportunities for students, the former Feathers Pub will be turned into an Apprenticeship Hub.