• Location:


  • Sector:

    Legal Services

  • Job type:

    Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time

  • Salary:

    £26,900 (National), £28,200 + £3,150 RRA (London)

  • Published:

    529 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    30 January 2023

  • Client:


Legal Trainee Scheme – Solicitor Pathway

Find your purpose

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Legal Trainee Scheme opens for applications from Wednesday 4th January – Monday 30th January 2023, offering positions to those with an interest in criminal law, and seeking to become fully qualified barristers or solicitors. Pupillage is one year in duration whilst the Period of Recognised Training takes two years to complete.

As a trainee solicitor completing your pupillage with the CPS, your day to day work will vary. You will be reviewing and preparing cases and attending conferences with police and counsel with victims and witnesses under supervision. You will be representing the CPS at court and presenting cases, working with caseworkers and other criminal justice system agencies, defence lawyers, providing advice to police on charging. As part of your pupillage, you will also sign up and attend professional courses and undertake activities to ensure that the Law Society training requirements are met.

Upon successful qualification, legal trainees will be offered permanent posts as Crown Prosecutors, where they will initially be based in a magistrates court unit with the expectation that they will then gain the necessary skills and competence to apply for Senior Crown Prosecutor posts and beyond. This exciting pathway will be open to solicitors across England and Wales, with a bi-lingual Welsh pathway also available.

Here at the CPS, delivering justice is a complex pursuit with work that can be challenging, we want to ensure our employees can thrive at work and home and offer a range of support to achieve a balance. This includes flexibility of working hours, flexibility to support caring responsibilities and a family friendly approach to work.

We also offer a range of benefits including: competitive Civil Service pension scheme, childcare vouchers, cycle2work scheme, access to employee savings including high street retailer offers and discounts, generous annual leave (25 days leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service), plus bank holidays, 1 extra privilege day for the Kings birthday, flexible working and hybrid working, wellbeing and occupational health support, Individual learning budget of £350 per year (in addition to CPS training).

If you have the skills and qualities we’re looking for and are interested in kickstarting your career in criminal law, apply today and join our CPS Legal Trainee Scheme to support the delivery of justice, making sure the right person is prosecuted for the right offences.

To apply click HERE

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