TST apprentice Bethany Bilton has been named Apprentice of the Year and our TST team has been named Team of the Year at the recent Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) awards.

The TST team received the award for their ongoing support and commitment to legal services apprenticeships, and offering school leavers and career changers an accessible and affordable route into the legal profession.

Monica Burch said: “We are delighted to receive the CILEx Employer of the Year award for our apprenticeships. We are very passionate about our apprenticeship scheme and remain committed to providing an alternative career route for ambitious young people wishing to join the legal sector.”

“Our Transaction Services Team have really embraced the opportunity and have worked hard to build a supportive, interesting and exciting apprenticeship scheme. We look forward to welcoming a new intake of apprentices to the firm in September 2015.”

Bethany became a legal services apprentice after finishing her A Levels in 2013. This year Bethany is due to complete her apprenticeship and has already volunteered to become an apprentice ambassador to promote the scheme to others.

On winning the award, Bethany said: “I am very proud to have won this award and I am really thankful for all the support I received from my colleagues during the course of the apprenticeship. I am now looking forward to the next step in my career at Addleshaw Goddard.”

Katherine Rathbone, divisional HR manager, said: “We are very proud that Bethany has been awarded CILEx Apprentice of the Year. This is particularly special because it is the first time CILEx have presented this award and Bethany is certainly a role model to those considering an apprenticeship in the future and a great ambassador for the firm.”