Our student schemes

Kick start your legal career at Bedell Cristin

Our bursary and trainee schemes enable students to learn from some of the best lawyers in the Channel Islands and provide an unforgettable experience.

Tom Dawson - Associate

"The trainee and bursary scheme allowed me to develop my legal career at a firm with a great culture and with some of the industry's leading minds ."
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Cat Basilio - Trainee Solicitor

"Bedell provides a great trainee scheme allowing you to experience various areas of law, with support from lawyers who have excellent knowledge and valuable connections"
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Steven Zandvliet - Trainee Solicitor

"The opportunities provided to me by Bedell Cristin since I joined as a paralegal has made it the ideal place for me to qualify"
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Trainee scheme

Our Trainee Scheme gives graduates the opportunity to learn from some of the best legal minds in the Channel Islands and become a UK qualified lawyer typically through the SQE route.
Our Trainees will rotate around our core legal departments as well as spending time with our support areas to get a full understanding of how we operate as a law firm. It's a paid two year programme with the opportunity to be considered for permanent opportunities at Bedell Cristin upon completion.

Our Trainee Scheme is highly competitive so we look for students who are committed to a career in law and who possess drive and enthusiasm, initiative, academic ability and excellent communication skills. Candidates applying must be local residents with, or on course to achieve, a 2:1 degree or higher. 

Bursary scheme

Our bursary scheme provides the opportunity, through a combination of financial assistance and work experience, to assist students in their progress towards successful legal careers in the Channel Islands. 

It is open to local candidates who wish to pursue a legal career in Guernsey or Jersey and are studying for a degree at University.

Recipients will receive an annual allowance which is paid in three instalments, and are offered up to eight weeks paid work experience during holiday periods. In addition all new bursary students receive a voucher towards study materials.

We encourage the formation of close links and aims to build lasting relationships with bursary students including the provision of guidance and advice from our experienced teams as career choices are being made.

Gain experience

Gain experience across multiple practice areas

Financial assistance

Earn whilst you learn with Bedell Cristin. Our student schemes provide financial benefits to help you with your studies towards qualifying as a lawyer.

Support when you need it

Build relationships with our lawyers and have support across the firm when you need it.

Student Opportunities

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