MAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE BPTC. Jenny Keaveney Careers Advisory Service The slides from this talk will be available at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm . How to become a barrister. Get a good degree (2.1 or above) Get relevant experience Mini-pupillages
Careers Advisory Service
The slides from this talk will be available at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm
The BPTC is a one-year postgraduate course (formerly known as the BVC) designed to:
“Please detail any mini-pupillages or other Bar-related experience that you have undertaken”
“Please explain why you want to train as a barrister”
“A mature appreciation of what a career at the Bar involves, and evidence of genuine commitment, is looked for”.
“Provide specific examples of your ability to quickly and accurately analyse large amounts of written information”
“Provide specific examples of when you have displayed exceptional communication and/or interpersonal skills”
Think about the way that you will have to work with people at the Bar – colleagues, clients and other professionals – and relate your experience to this.
“Provide specific examples of how you have developed these skills – preferably since age 18”
“Describe a time when you have been particularly under pressure and how you organised your work”
The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook
The Path to Pupillage