Damar strengthens offer to the legal sector

Manchester-based Damar Training has further strengthened its legal apprenticeship offer with the appointment of Cindy Melia to its training team. Cindy joins Damar after ten years working as a legal executive specialising in personal injury work. She also has significant experience of training and mentoring paralegal, administrative and secretarial staff.

Damar is a leading provider of apprenticeships to the legal sector and recently launched a new apprenticeship pathway in legal administration that is proving popular amongst firms, notably national law firm Kennedys. The qualification is designed for staff in entry-level paralegal and administrative roles and is the perfect foundation for staff who hope to progress to fee-earning roles. Damar works in partnership with sector-specialist ILEX Tutorial College to deliver the qualification nationally.

Jonathan Bourne, Damar’s Managing Director commented:
“I am delighted that Cindy has joined our team. It is crucial that apprenticeship trainers have really good experience of working in the environments where they are delivering training. The fact that Cindy is a qualified legal executive who has followed the vocational route herself means that she is perfectly placed to provide the best possible support to students and their employers.”

Cindy added:
“Having been a legal executive and delivered training in-house for several years it is great to now have the opportunity to be at the forefront of legal apprenticeships. Changes in the profession mean that demand for high quality paralegal staff is increasing rapidly and apprenticeships are the perfect vehicle to deliver this.”

For more information about legal apprenticeships please call Damar Training on 0161 480 8171.

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