Bedell Cristin is launching two new schemes to support students in Guernsey and Jersey.
The bursary scheme and trainee scheme will enable students to learn from local lawyers, with the aim of creating a pipeline of talent for the future.
The bursary scheme offers a combination of financial assistance and work experience to assist students in their progress towards successful legal careers in the Channel Islands. It is open to local candidates who wish to pursue a legal career in Guernsey or Jersey and are studying for a degree at University.
Recipients receive an annual allowance which is paid in three instalments and are offered up to eight weeks paid work experience during holiday periods. In addition, all new bursary students receive a voucher towards study materials.
The trainee scheme is a paid, two-year programme, which gives graduates the opportunity to become a UK qualified lawyer, typically through the SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) route.
Candidates will rotate around the firm’s core legal departments as well as spending time with support areas to get a full understanding of how Bedell Cristin operates as a law firm, with the possibility to be considered for a permanent role.
The trainee scheme is highly competitive, so the firm will look for students who are committed to a career in law and who possess drive and enthusiasm, initiative, academic ability and excellent communication skills. Candidates applying must be local, possessing or on course for a 2:1 degree or better.
Global Managing Partner, Tim Pearce commented: “As a firm we are committed to encouraging talented young people to consider a career in the legal industry in Guernsey and Jersey and to support them as they progress. Both these schemes provide a valuable opportunity to local students interested in a career in law to learn from some of the best legal minds in the Channel Islands. Our objective is to build lasting relationships and share our team’s expertise with our successful applicants.”
Both the bursary scheme and the trainee scheme start in September 2022 and the closing date for applications is Friday 27 May 2022.
Find out more about the schemes and apply at www.bedellcristin.com/students