The Pupillage Gateway is a flexible and cost-effective way for chambers and Authorised Training Organisations (ATOs) to advertise pupillages and manage applications – making it easier than ever before to run a modern, online, recruitment process.
Operated and owned by the Bar Council, the Gateway collates all applications into one centralised system so that you can track the progress of each candidate’s application, with assistance at every stage of the process. It has a bespoke design with improved functionality to support the high-volume application process for pupillage.
The Gateway is fully compliant with the Bar Standards Board’s regulations on equality and diversity.
From 2014, the Bar Council and Jobs Go Public invested further in the system’s infrastructure in order to deal with the surge of applications through the system at the end of the application period. The system functioned without any problems. In addition to this, from 2014 the Pupillage Gateway had the following improved features:
For just £395 plus VAT, you can access the high-quality Pupillage Gateway and use the central application system. There is no cost to applicants, or to chambers which are advertising vacancies only.
Subscribing to the Pupillage Gateway has never been easier. Just follow this two-step process:
Step 1: Please contact the Member Services department on 0207 611 1329 to make payment over the phone by credit or debit card. If you would prefer to pay by cheque then please make payable to ‘The General Council of the Bar’ and send to Member Services, The General Council of the Bar, 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ. The total amount payable is £474 (£395 plus VAT).
Step 2: If you are new to the system this year, you will need to complete the Chambers Account Information Form and return it to Pupillagegateway@barcouncil.org.uk. On receipt of payment confirmation from step 1, the Bar Council’s Services team will activate your account and login details will be issued to you by email.
If you are not planning on using the Pupillage Gateway to manage applications but still need to advertise, complete the Chambers Account Information Form and the Vacancy Information Form and email them to the Bar Council at Pupillagegateway@barcouncil.org.uk and we will publish your vacancy. You will then receive a confirmation email once this has been done.
Download a sample of the Pupillage Gateway application form here.