Apprenticeship application form – new vacancies

Please only complete this form if you are applying for a new apprenticeship vacancy advertised on the CILEx Law School website.

Note: you should complete an application form for each vacancy you wish to apply for.

If you have any questions about this form, please contact us on or 01234 844 345.

1. Vacancy details

2. Personal details

3. Education

Please answer the following questions.

You should familiarise yourself with the minimum requirements of the role and apprenticeship programme you are applying for (you can find these here) and note that, should you be successful, you will be required to provide proof of your qualifications prior to enrolment.

4. Personal statement

Explain why you are applying for this apprenticeship. Please think about the new learning and workplace skills you think you will acquire through this apprenticeship. Don't forget to visit our apprenticeship vacancies page for additional vacancy-specific information and/or questions.

5. Eligibility

This information is used to identify whether you meet the minimum eligibility criteria for an apprenticeship, as set by Government, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and/or the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). It will also allow us to determine your eligibility to receive additional funding support during your apprenticeship (where applicable).

5.a. Nationality

5.b. Criminal convictions

If you have been convicted of any criminal offence, excluding a) a motoring offence for which a fine and/or three penalty points were imposed or b) spent sentences (as defined in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974), you are required to declare this by ticking the criminal conviction section below.

6. Marketing

Would you like to receive CILEx Law School's Apprenticeship Vacancy Newsletter? This provides information on new vacancies. By agreeing to this your email address only will be held on a separate database on an email software programme to be used only for this purpose. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

7. Use of personal data

The information you provide on this form will be used to facilitate the processing of your application. If your application is successful, you will be advised at the point of enrolment of further uses of your data which will be necessary in order to deliver your apprenticeship.

CILEx Law School is committed to respecting the personal data you supply to us and the information will only be used for the purposes for which they were originally submitted.

By submitting this application form you agree that CILEx Law School can share the information in this form (including criminal conviction and nationality information) :

  • with the employer who is offering the apprenticeship for which you are applying
  • with employers offering similar apprenticeship vacancies for which you may be eligible for a period of twelve months. You will be contacted to check that you are interested in the vacancy before being put forward.

CILEx Law School is wholly owned by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and will hold the information you have supplied on the joint management information system used
by the CILEx Group (CILEx, CILEx Regulation, CILEx Group Services and CLS) to be used only for
the purposes of processing your application.

As the recipient of apprenticeship funding, CILEx Law School is audited by the European Social Funding Agency (ESFA) and OFSTED. If this application form is selected for auditing purposes your data may be viewed by an ESFA or OFSTED representative. The ESFA’s privacy notice can be found here and the OFSTED privacy can be found here.

Data protection legislation gives you are number of right relating to the use of your data. Please refer to our Data Protection and Privacy Policies, which can be found in our website, for further information and contact details should you have any questions or concerns.

In addition, if you are applying for a solicitor apprenticeship, by submitting this application you agree that CILEx Law School can share the information in this form (including criminal conviction and nationality information) with City, University of London or Northumbria University.

8. CV and supporting documents

(Max file size: 5mb. Supported files: doc, docx)

Please note that, if successful, you will also need to supply the following supporting documents in order for us to progress your application:

  • copies of your GCSE Certificates (particularly English & Maths)
  • copies of any law-related certificates you hold, as indicated in your application form

9. Declaration

I declare that the information give by me is correct and I agree to inform CILEx Law School of any changes to the information that I have entered on this application form. I agree that it is my responsibility to familiarise myself with the conditions of entry. If the information provided by me is incorrect, this application will be withdrawn.

10. Next steps

Thank you for your interest in one of our apprenticeship programmes. CILEx Law School (CLS) is an approved apprenticeship training provider and works in partnership with City, University of London, for solicitor apprenticeships in the south and Northumbria University for solicitor apprenticeships in the North.

If you are eligible for the apprenticeship and apply before the closing date, you will be contacted by the CILEx Law School Apprenticeship Recruitment Team for a telephone interview before your application is sent to the employer for shortlisting.

If you would like further information, advice or guidance on our apprenticeship programmes or one of our vacancies, or if you have concerns about completing this form, please contact the CLS Apprenticeship Recruitment team at

11. Submission

Please click the submit button only once. You will receive confirmation that your application has been submitted.

Please note that failure to provide all the required information may cause a delay in your application being processed.