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Join the Crown Prosecution Service as an apprentice and have a future that matters - choose from a casework assistant or victim service assistant apprentice.

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Why the Crown Prosecution Service?

We protect the public by prosecuting the right person for the right offence. We’re independent and we make our decisions fairly and objectively by following our Code for Crown Prosecutors.

Start with a salary of at least £22,000 a year

Vacancies available across England and Wales

Benefit from flexible and family-friendly working

Provide excellent admin support to the team

Get 25 days a year annual leave, 30 days after 5 years

A competitive contributory pension of up to 27%

Why an apprentice?

  • As a casework assistant apprentice you're on the front line of our service, preparing cases for court and providing administrative support to your team.
  • As a victim service assistant apprentice, you make a real difference by helping to improve the experience of victims through the criminal justice system.

Read Lewis' career story. Lewis joined us as a casework assistant, then later earned a place on our solicitor apprenticeship. He qualified as a solicitor and is now a crown prosecutor.

Hear from Vicky, Head of Professions and Apprenticeships, about the apprenticeship offer we have here at the Crown Prosecution Service.


'Doing the apprenticeship was such a good transition to full time work.'


'Knowing you're making a difference inspires a passion in our colleagues that I haven't seen anywhere else. We're all rooting for our apprentices to be successful, and to feel really supported.'

Why you should consider us

You have job satisfaction working for the Crown Prosecution Service. We look after your wellbeing, offering flexibility and hybrid working for a good work-life balance. We also provide a competitive contributory pension.

As an apprentice, you provide support across the organisation. You're helping us get the right outcome in every case.

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