Today sees the 74th birthday of what has become an essential part of Britain’s social fabric, the Citizens Advice Bureau (now called Citizens Advice). Launched during the war to provide emergency support, the service has changed as time as passed but has remained as a crucial source of information and support for the people of Britain when facing the problems of day-to-day life. Crucially the service has been run primarily by volunteers who are given intensive training before dealing with the public.
Individuals who have undergone the full Citizens Advice training and have properly committed themselves to the service are incredibly attractive to employers when seeking a legal career. If you are looking for the type of insight and experience that will set you apart, it is worth contacting your local branch. But be prepared to work hard.