Careers Resources

Careers Resources


Prospects Profile: Barrister

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

From graduate to Barrister: how to get in (targetjobs)

Information on qualifying as a Barrister, finding pupillage vacancies and working life at the Bar.

The Bar Council - for England and Wales

The Bar Council is the professional body for barristers in England and Wales. Careers section contains everything you need for finding out about a career as a barrister.

BPP Law School - Bar Transfer Test

Provider of professional legal education. Their website gives details of the Bar Transfer Test (previously called the Bar Aptitude Test) which is for solicitors and qualified lawyers from other jurisdictions who wish to qualify to practise at the Bar of England and Wales.

Faculty of Advocates

The Faculty of Advocates is a body of independent lawyers who have been admitted to practise as Advocates before the Courts of Scotland. Website contains career brochure on how to enter a career with the Faculty of Advocates.

TARGETjobs Pupillages Handbook

Profiles of chambers (England & Wales) with details of number of tenancies and application dates. There is also advice on making applications.

Copies of this item are available to take away from the Careers Service on the second floor of the Hub.

The Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT)

A BCAT pass is one of the core requirements for the vocational component of Bar Training. You will not be able to study the vocational component of Bar Training without it. This website has information about the test and a practice test.

Grow Mentoring

Programme for aspiring lawyers to receive 1:1 mentoring from a legal professional.

Law school 2.0

A community of legal professionals and legal students organising events and initiatives to promote technology-focused practices in the legal profession.

LegalJobs board

Search for current legal jobs in the UK by keyword, speciality and location.

Career Opportunities at the Bar in Scotland

A short film produced by the Faculty of Advocates explaining the benefits of a Career at the Bar and the procedure for becoming an Advocate.

The Legists

The Legists is an A.I. algorithmic data mining platform providing law jobs, law graduate jobs, entry level law jobs, paralegal jobs, training contracts and solicitor jobs.

Bar Course Aptitude Test (thelawyerportal)

Information about what the BCAT involves and how to book a test.

Pupillage Gateway

Information about pupillages and the application procedure.

Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

Information on the role and remit of the Board with detailed case studies of the career paths of people currently working as Sheriffs. There is also advice on the judicial appointments process and details of the eligibility requirements.