What is pupillage?
Pupillage is the final stage of the route to qualification at
the Bar, in which the pupil gains practical training under the
supervision of an experienced barrister.
Pupillage is divided into two parts:
non-practising six months during which pupils shadow, and work
with, their approved pupil supervisor, and
second practising six months when pupils, with their approved pupil
supervisor's permission, can undertake to supply legal services and
exercise rights of audience.
More information can be found on the Bar
Standard's Board website, and you can read all of the information
on our dedicated 'Becoming a barrister' webpages.
Pupillage providers must advertise all pupillage vacancies on
the designated website http://www.pupillagegateway.com. The
vacancies are divided into two types: Pupillage Gateway and
3rd Six pupillages
Vacancy lists for
3rd Sixes are listed on this website.
Please note these are not actually pupillages, or form part of a
barrister's formal training and are, in effect, probationary
This is the only pupillage fair that is run by the Bar to ensure
it is fully representative of the Bar.
For all information or to sign up to the Fair, please