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The following table describes the key stages for Authorised Education and Training Organisations (AETOs) when using the Pupillage Gateway application system:

October 2019 – May 2020 Timetable

1 August to 30 September 2019 AETOs wishing to advertise and use the application system can subscribe and make an early bird payment via the Services Team. Please call 020 7611 1321 or email PupillageGateway@BarCouncil.org.uk. If you are new to the system you will have to submit the AETO Account Information Form to PupillageGateway@BarCouncil.org.uk.
1 October – 22 November 2019 AETOs wishing to advertise and use the application system can subscribe and make an standard payment via the Services Team. Please call 020 7611 1321 or email PupillageGateway@BarCouncil.org.uk. If you are new to the system you will have to submit the AETO Account Information Form to PupillageGateway@BarCouncil.org.uk.
28 November 2019 All approved Gateway pupillage vacancy advertisements will be published and available for prospective applicants to browse (for AETOs that do not recruit through the Gateway, adverts are live all year around). During this period, applicants will have access to an online practice application form to help them in their preparations.
7 January 2020, 11:00am The submissions window for Pupillage Gateway applications opens; applicants may start, edit and submit their applications. AETOs will not have access to applications until the submissions window closes.
7 February 2020, 11:00am The submissions window for Pupillage Gateway applications closes; no further applications or amendments to applications will be allowed.
12 February 2020, 11:00am AETOs can begin to download and assess applications and communicate with all applicants regarding the status of their applications. The recruitment process is continued with those who have been successful in the first stage.
12 February – 6 May 2020 AETOs will sift paper applications, shortlist applicants, and conduct interviews or assessments. They should communicate with applicants and update their statuses via the Pupillage Gateway (see the Pupillage Gateway User Guide for guidance on how to do so).
7 May 2020, 09:00am Offers of pupillage are made through the system. For applications made through the Pupillage Gateway, offers of pupillage must neither be made nor accepted before 09:00 on 7 May 2019. Part 2, C2, paragraph 2.24 of the BSB Bar Qualification Manual states that AETOs using the online system must not make before the date/time specified by the Gateway timetable.