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Pupillage

3TG subscribes to the Pupillage Gateway application scheme and currently offers up to two 12-month pupillages every year.

These pupillages offer from October 2023 £11,000 payable in even amounts throughout the initial six-month period and £11,000 guaranteed earnings in the practising (second six-month) period. 3TG pupils do not pay rent or clerks' fees.

Our selection process consists of three stages:

1. Application

Applications are assessed by the Pupillage Committee in accordance with our published criteria. 3TG is committed to encouraging a diverse and strong Criminal Bar and seeks to interview talented people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

2. First interview

Those who score sufficient marks are invited for interview. The interviews are designed to test the applicants' legal knowledge, analytical skills and judgement.

3. Second interview

Candidates who excel in the first interview are invited to a second interview.

Each pupil is allocated three pupil supervisors for the year to ensure that a broad range of work, skills and styles are observed.

At the satisfactory completion of the 12-month pupillage, pupils are invited to enter a six-month period of probationary tenancy prior to making a full application for tenancy to Chambers' Tenancy Committee.

Travel policy

We recognise that pupils should not be expected to pay for significant journeys outside London but, as a London set, that the level of our award covers reasonable travel within London.

When journeys to court begin within zone 6 but finish outside zone 6, we will reimburse pupils for the portion of travel outside zone 6. This is, on average, £1,400 of reimbursed travel expenses per pupil over the 12-month period. We reimburse on a month-to-month basis.

We also reimburse our pupils for completion of any compulsory training courses.

3TG runs in-house advocacy training throughout the year, conducted by tenants trained and accredited by their respective Inns of Court. These exercises are designed to help pupils in the areas most commonly experienced in their early days of practice.

We expect our pupils to work hard and give 100 per cent commitment to their pupillage. In return, 3TG seeks to make pupillage a rewarding, enjoyable, and challenging experience.

3TG operates an Equality and Diversity Policy.

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