Student Schemes

Trainee and Bursary Schemes

Locations: Guernsey | Jersey

Application Deadline: 31/01/2023

Bedell Cristin launches trainee and bursary schemes to students in the Channel Islands

Bedell Cristin is pleased to launch the trainee and bursary schemes to students in the Channel Islands, starting September 2023.

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.

To apply, please submit an up to date CV which includes:

  • Your school and academic grades
  • Your university (if you have started or been accepted) and academic grades
  • Any work experience you have
  • Any awards or recognition earned
  • At least one personal or academic referee - an individual you've either worked with professionally or studied under academically who can testify to your skills, abilities and character.

Please also submit a cover letter explaining:

  • Why you wish to become a Bursary Student with Bedell Cristin
  • How you think you would benefit from being on the Bursary Scheme
  • What values and qualities you might bring to the firm

Apply through our online portal here. Closing date is 31 January 2023. Candidates must be residentially qualified in Guernsey or Jersey and must not in receipt of any other employer funded bursary payments.

Please contact Anna Ormsby for further details.

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.

How to apply

To apply, please submit an up to date CV which includes:

  • Your school and academic grades
  • Your university and academic grades
  • Any work experience you have
  • Any awards or recognition earned
  • At least one personal or academic referee - an individual you've either worked with professionally or studied under academically who can testify to your skills, abilities and character.

Please also submit a cover letter explaining:

  • Why you wish to become a Trainee with Bedell Cristin
  • How you think you would benefit from being a Bedell Cristin Trainee
  • What values and qualities you might bring to the firm
  • Your aspirations for the future

Apply through our online portal here. Closing date is 31 January 2023. Candidates must be residentially qualified in Guernsey or Jersey.

Please contact Andy Owens for further details. 

Meet our students...

 

"The trainee scheme has allowed me to develop into a competent and confident young lawyer. The ability to access some of the leading legal minds in offshore law has provided me with everything I need to strive in my future legal career."

Tom Dawson (current trainee and previous bursary recipient)

 

"As well as providing me with practical work experience in a law firm, the bursary scheme benefitted me academically giving me more confidence to reflect on my experiences and skills."

Ema Francisco (current trainee and previous bursary recipient)

 

"By working on various different matters, ranging from high value cross-jurisdictional deals, to UHNW private client work, I feel fully equipped to work as a lawyer in today's market, and couldn't ask for a better, more supportive place to start my career!"

Victoria Ramos (current trainee and previous bursary recipient)

 

 

Key Contacts