The Pupillage Gateway has been running since March 2013 and is a recruitment portal designed by the Bar, for the Bar of the future.
Advertisements and application timetables
Under the Bar Qualification Manual, any vacancies for pupillages must be advertised on the Gateway. As such, aspiring barristers can access the site throughout the year in order to browse live vacancies.
In addition to using the gateway to advertise, approximately half of pupillage providers use the portal to recruit pupil barristers. Those who choose to use Gateway to recruit do so in accordance with a pre-determined timetable, which runs from November to May annually.
User information for aspiring barristers
There is now a Practice Application Form available on the site, which allows aspiring barristers to gain an understanding of the format their application will take and to upload relevant information in advance of the opening of the annual submissions window. Whilst the form is only relevant to those pupillage providers using Gateway to recruit, prospective pupil barristers can edit information contained within it throughout the year. Further details relating to the functions of Gateway relevant to aspiring barristers can be found in the Applicant User Guide.
Find out more
If you have a general enquiry about how the gateway works, please email PupillageGateway@BarCouncil.org.uk or call+44 (0)207 611 1321.