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Career of a successful CILEx student

Find out how this working mother got a prestigious job as a secretary at an oil company while studying CILEx Level 2 with Souters.

Meet Francesca Antoniozzi, a working mother, who completed CILEx Level 2 with Souters.

She has successful managed to take this course, work full-time and be a mother to her children. This is quite an achievement. Furthermore, she successfully got a great job whilst still studying CILEx at Souters.

 CILEx Level 2 courseWhat is your job title?
Secretary PA in the Administration Department of NIMEX Petroleum.

What courses did you complete at Souters?
CILEX Level 2 Legal Secretary Course

What did you enjoy about the courses?
There was not a complete focus on the Legal aspects of the role of a Legal Secretary and it was suitable generally for any secretarial, administration or PA role. It was excellent as I got a wide range of skills including Word Processing, Filing, Health & Safety and more. You can apply to Legal Secretary or Admin, Secretary or PA role.

In what ways do you feel that the course has benefited you?
I gained confidence on the job and to apply for a new job, I got my current job while I was still at Souters.

In particular, how has it benefited your career?
In my first ever job as a Secretary, I was able to take the initiative under the mentorship of my boss. I set up new filing systems, word processing templates and new Health and Safety procedures. My manager actually trusted me to take on a lot more responsibilities as a result of the qualification.

Studying in your own time shows organisation, motivation and ambition which will help you get a job or a promotion.
What do you advise to anyone who is considering taking the course?

You should try to do the course and get the qualification. It gives you so much including a recognised qualification, greater confidence and effectiveness in the workplace.
Try to get some work experience to compliment the training as this will help.

What are your future aspirations in your career?
I would like to work at the offices of a larger organisation as an Office Manager or Executive Assistant. I would also like to work in Legal.

Would you consider taking another course to further your career and skill set?
I am currently taking a Bookkeeping Course as this was fundamental to working in my role. I have also started a BA at University (Management with Portuguese).

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