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CPS Legal Trainee Scheme

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The CPS Legal Trainee Scheme (LTS) will open on 3 February 2017, offering more than 30 positions to candidates interested in becoming qualified barristers or solicitors through:

  • Pupillage - 1 year in duration
  • Periods of recognised training (PRT) - 2 years in duration

As a legal trainee you would earn a starting salary of £23,276 per annum (more in London) and get a minimum of 25 days annual leave.

On successful qualification you will be offered a permanent post as a Crown Prosecutor. You will gain the necessary skills and competence to apply for Senior Crown Prosecutor posts through regular recruitment procedures.


How to apply

The recruitment process will open on 3 February to prospective candidates who have already completed vocational training or will complete it in the 2016/17 academic year. The process closes for applications at midnight on 23 February 2017. Pupillage and training contracts will begin in November 2017.

Full details regarding the selection process and associated timetable can be found in the candidate guidance pack (PDF document, approx 228kb).

Visit the Civil Service Jobs website to apply for the Legal Trainee Scheme.

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