Bar Council launches Pupillage Gateway and unveils new recruitment brochure
28 February 2013
The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and
Wales, has today formally launched the new Pupillage Gateway, which
goes live at 11:00 on Friday 1 March.
This brand new pupillage recruitment system, which is owned and
operated by the Bar Council, will make the pupillage application
easier than ever before, both for candidates and providers.
The Pupillage Gateway is robust and has more user-friendly
features for applicants, such as a wider range of search criteria,
the ability to store data from previous applications and a longer
time period in which applicants can prepare their applications. The
Gateway will allow candidates to tailor, to a much greater extent,
their applications to individual chambers or other Authorised
Training Organisations (ATOs).
The Pupillage Gateway has been built specifically to address the
requirements of ATOs and applicants, following an evaluation study.
It has a bespoke design with improved functionality and it supports
the high-volume application process.
The Bar Council, together with the Inns of Court, has also
produced a brochure to introduce a career at the Bar entitled ' Your career as a
barrister'. The brochure provides detailed information about
the necessary steps towards becoming a barrister, how and when
these steps need to be taken, and where support can be found along
Maura McGowan QC, Chairman of the Bar,
"The launch of the Pupillage Gateway reflects a concerted effort
to listen to and understand feedback from applicants and providers,
and develop a system which suits everyone's needs. We are confident
that we have achieved exactly that.
"The Bar Council is committed to a fair, transparent and
accessible pupillage application process, to help ensure that the
profession is open to all with the talent to succeed. Alongside the
publication of 'Your career as a barrister' and a busy programme of
outreach events, the Bar Council, the Inns of Court and the entire
Bar community is dedicated to informing and encouraging the diverse
range of high quality applicants who the Bar consistently
Notes to editors:
1. For further information, please contact the Bar
Council Press Office on 020 7222 2525 or Press@BarCouncil.org.uk.
2. The Pupillage Gateway will be live from 11:00 on Friday 1
March 2013 at www.pupillagegateway.com.
3. The Pupillage Gateway has been built by Jobsgopublic, a leading
provider of recruitment solutions in the public and not-for-profit
4. The Bar Council and the Inns of Court's new recruitment
brochure, Your career as a barrister, can be found here.
5. Further information about a career at the Bar is available on
the Bar Council website, including
videos and profiles
of barristers talking about their route to the profession.
6. The Bar Council represents barristers in England and Wales.
The Bar's high quality specialist advocacy and advisory
Fair access to justice for all
The highest standards of ethics, equality and diversity across
the profession, and
The development of business opportunities for barristers at home
The General Council of the Bar is the Approved Regulator of the
Bar of England and Wales. It discharges its regulatory functions
through the independent Bar Standards