The Barristers' Clerk
A career as a Barristers' Clerk is open to all that are willing to work hard in a team and give a high level of commitments. The majority of new entrants generally take up the post of Junior Clerk and will start after completing their GCSE's or "A" levels.
The IBC recommends to chambers a minimum qualification of four GCSE pass grades at A,B or C in academic subjects.
There is no quick route to becoming a successful Clerk. Those who work hard can expect clerking to be a very rewarding and satisfying career, with a performance related income that reflects levels of both responsibility and expertise.
A new Clerk's chambers will provide training on a practical level and may also agree to provide further training through the numerous options available through the IBC - namely the seminar programme, the current BTEC course and an annual conference.
After completing the BTEC course and five years of service in chambers, a student can apply for qualified membership of the IBC. Armed with the BTEC qualification students are also eligible to enrol at a University for further qualifications is they wish to do so.
Regular training seminars on topical issues for all levels of the profession enable clerks to keep abreast of current legal issues, market changes and administration needs. The very highly regarded annual conference takes place for the same purpose attended by levels of the profession.
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We look forward to welcoming you into our profession.