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Welcome to the Pupillage Gateway

The Pupillage Gateway is a flexible and cost-effective way for Authorised Education and Training Organisations (AETOs) to advertise pupillages and manage applications – making it easy for you to run a modern, online, recruitment process without a huge investment in your own system.

Managed by the Bar Council and provided by JGP, the Pupillage Gateway collates all of your 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.

Candidates will find the Gateway simple to use, with user-friendly features, such as a wide range of search criteria, the ability to store data from previous applications and a longer window of time to prepare their applications through the use of an online practice application form. The Gateway will allow candidates to tailor their applications to individual chambers. Chambers are strongly encouraged to read the Pupillage Gateway User Guide, which sets out the key benefits of the system and how to use them.

Sign up to the Pupillage Gateway

Subscribing to the Pupillage Gateway has never been easier. Just follow this two-step process:

Step 1: Please contact the Services department on 020 7611 1321 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 Services, The General Council of the Bar, 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ. If you wish to pay by BACS then please contact Services on 020 7611 1321 or email PupillageGateway@BarCouncil.org.uk. The total amount is £785 plus VAT (£942). If you’re an Annual Chambers Management Package member then don’t forget to apply your discount and pay as follows (including VAT): Bronze = £847.80; Silver = £753.60; and Gold = £659.40.

Step 2: If you are new to the system this year, please complete the AETO Account Information Form and return them 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.

Chambers are strongly encouraged to read the Pupillage Gateway User Guide and Best Practice Guide for information on the features of the system and step by step guides on how to use them.

If you are not planning on using the Pupillage Gateway to manage applications but still need to advertise, complete the AETO Account Information Form and the Vacancy Information Form and email them to the Bar Council at Pupillagegateway@barcouncil.org.uk in advance of the deadline stated on the recruitment timetable. You will receive a confirmation email indicating that your advertisement has been published once this has been done.

Read more about the Gateway’s features and benefits