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Public sector pupillages

updated on 05 September 2019

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Both the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Government Legal Service (GLS) offer pupillages leading to permanent roles with fixed salaries, holiday and sickness pay, pensions and all the usual employment protection rights. The CPS has lately tried to keep more of its prosecution advocacy in-house, as opposed to sending briefs to barristers in local chambers. Meanwhile, the GLS offers a rich training programme shared with solicitor hopefuls and a remarkably interesting career path that takes its lawyers from one government department to another over the course of a single career. The GLS is highly recommended for those who love politics, law and the idea of becoming a civil servant as well as an officer of the court.