Student Schemes

Trainee and Bursary Schemes

Locations: Guernsey | Jersey

Applications for our trainee and bursary schemes have now closed, the below is for information purposes only.

With the aim to create a pipeline of talent for the future, the schemes enable students to learn from some of the best lawyers in the Channel Islands and provide an unforgettable experience.

Bursary scheme

The Bedell Cristin bursary scheme provides the opportunity, through 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 will 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.

Bedell Cristin encourages the formation of close links and aims to build lasting relationships with bursary students including the provision of guidance and advice from our experienced teams as career choices are being made.

Trainee scheme

Our trainee scheme gives graduates the opportunity to learn from some of the best legal minds in the Channel Islands and become a UK qualified lawyer typically through the SQE route.

Candidates will rotate around our core legal departments as well as spending time with our support areas to get a full understanding of how we operate as a law firm. It's a paid two year programme with the opportunity to be considered for permanent opportunities at Bedell Cristin.

The Bedell Cristin trainee scheme is highly competitive so we 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.

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