From the outset you are trusted with responsibilities and exposed to a variety of work.
We have put together a structured training programme which offers students access to some of the best legal minds in the offshore world. Whilst the programmes may vary depending on what jurisdiction you are in, the goal is the same: to provide the best training possible to enable Appleby professionals to deliver the first class service and technical expertise that our clients expect.
Find out more about our individual trainee programmes by jurisdiction:
In Bermuda the Appleby trainee programme begins in September.
In Bermuda, ‘pupillage’ lasts one year, in that a trainee is eligible to be called to the Bermuda Bar at the conclusion of that year. In the initial year, each trainee has to complete two six-month seats in two of the following practice areas: Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Private Client & Trusts or Property. Each trainee is assigned a mentor in each seat and is assessed by that mentor on a quarterly basis.
On the successful completion of the initial year of training, following call to the Bar, the lawyer is then given the title of ‘Associate’ and will have a further year of supervised practice in our Bermuda office in two additional six-month seats in two of the practice areas listed. Again, the Associate is assigned a mentor in each seat and assessed by that mentor on a quarterly basis. The aim is that the final seat would be in the area in which a trainee would be offered full-time employment.
Please Note: Due to local immigration restrictions, our qualification programme in Bermuda is open to citizens of Bermuda only.
Bermuda applicants must download the application form and email this to us with relevant supporting documentation. You can also apply using the online process via our ‘Positions Available‘ area.
Applications for 2020 are now open.
Download the Application Form
Cayman Islands Trainee (Articled Clerk) Programme
In Cayman the Appleby trainee programme begins in September.
The Cayman Articled Clerk programme is 18 months long. During this time each trainee has to complete six different three month seats in the following core practice areas: Corporate, Trusts, Property and Dispute Resolution.
Each Articled Clerk is assigned a mentor who assesses their performance on a quarterly basis. At the end of the year’s training contract, Articled Clerks may be offered full-time employment with Appleby.
Upon successful completion of articles, the trainee is admitted as an Attorney.
Please Note: Due to local immigration restrictions, our qualification programme in Cayman is open to citizens of the Cayman Islands only.
Submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Proof of Caymanian citizenship
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Educational transcripts & qualifications
- Sample piece of writing
Guernsey & Jersey
Jersey & Guernsey Work Experience and Bursary Programmes
Our Jersey and Guernsey offices run work experience and bursary programmes, but these are bound by different jurisdictional criteria
Find out more about our Bursary Programme in Jersey here.
In Jersey, to qualify as an advocate or solicitor a trainee must work in a Jersey law office for two or three years, depending on previous qualifications. The trainee must also pass seven exams, and can attend weekend classes run by the Institute of Law in Jersey to assist with this.
Find out more about our Bursary Programme in Guernsey here.
Guernsey law has its roots firmly planted in Norman Law so becoming a Guernsey advocate requires three months’ study in France at the Universite de Caen Basse-Normandie as well as passing the Guernsey bar exams.
You can only be admitted as a Guernsey advocate if:
you are a barrister or solicitor qualified in England & Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland; and
- you are ordinarily resident in Guernsey for a minimum period of two years; and
- you have undertaken a pupillage in Guernsey whilst accredited to an Advocate of the Royal Court of at least five years standing for either a 6 or 12 month period (depending on the nature of the UK qualifications).
AT PRESENT, APPLEBY DOES NOT OFFER TRAINING CONTRACTS TO QUALIFY AS AN ENGLISH SOLICITOR.
All applications should be submitted electronically via the website. To do this, please view our Positions Available, and follow the application process. If you are unable to apply electronically, please refer to the Career Contacts section of our website to find out the contact details for each Appleby office.
Isle of Man
Isle of Man Trainee programme
To qualify as an Isle of Man Advocate, each trainee must undertake two years’ articles with an Isle of Man law firm and pass five exams during the same period. Those already qualified as an English Solicitor or Barrister with a minimum of 3 years PQE may qualify as an Isle of Man Advocate after completing one year of articles and passing all five exams.
At present, Appleby does not offer training contracts to qualify as an English Solicitor.
All applications should be submitted electronically via the website. To do this, please view our Positions Available, and follow the application process.