Apply to become a legal trainee

Join the Crown Prosecution Service as a legal trainee and have a future that matters.

Applications open in January 2025.

Why the CPS?

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.

> Guaranteed crown prosecutor role afterwards

> Gain valuable experience in all criminal law areas

> Benefit from flexible and hybrid working

> Put training into practice in a real-life setting

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

> Competitive contributory pension of up to 27%

Are you a graduate with a law degree and a Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Practice Course (BPC) qualification looking to become a fully qualified solicitor or barrister?

Hear from Clare, one of our trainee solicitors, about what she loves about her role and why she's training with the CPS.

Ibrahim is a pupil barrister. 'I’ve always wanted to contribute to positive change in society and champion the interests of victims of crime and witnesses.'

Why you should consider us

Our trainees and pupils highly rate our organisation for being approachable and inclusive. You're guaranteed a prosecutor role after successfully completing your training with us. You have job satisfaction working for the CPS, and we provide great legal technology to help your work. We look after your wellbeing, offering flexibility and hybrid working for a good work-life balance.

Our legal trainee pathways are open across England and Wales, with a bilingual Welsh pathway available.

Applications open in January 2025.