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National Pupillage Fair

Meet chambers, Bar associations and course providers. A must attend for future barristers.

Helpful hints & FAQs

Attending the virtual event

Find bellow a guide that will show you how to use the virtual careers fair platform, how to create your profile and how to engage with exhibitors at the fair.

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At the TARGETjobs Law National Pupillage Fair

  • Treat the TARGETjobs Law National Pupillage Fair as a fact-finding mission rather than as a chance to give out your CV. Exhibitors are unlikely to want to collect CVs from everyone interested in pupillage at their chambers.

  • Use the time to ask focused questions that tell you what you want to know but also create a good impression. Avoid questions about chambers’ areas of practice; you should already know this from your earlier preparation.

  • Talk to recent pupils as well as members of pupillage committees: pupils and recent tenants are well placed to give you insights into the work and chambers’ culture.

  • Note the names of any chambers’ representatives who you speak to – mentioning a name when explaining why you want to join the chambers is a nice touch in applications and interviews.

  • Ditch your pre-conceptions. It’s fine to target sets you would like to join but keep your options open. The most fantastic opportunity for you might come from a set you had never previously considered.

  • How do I know which chambers, course providers and supporting organisations will be at the fair?

Visit the exhibitor page where you will find an up-to-date list so you can carry out some all-important research before attending

The TARGETjobs National Pupillage Fair hosts a series of talks on careers at the Bar every year. If you don’t manage to see any of the talks do not worry, they will be available online after the fair on our TARGETjobs YouTube Channel

  • How can I access the fair?

We'll send a link nearer the time to all those that have pre-registered

  • Do I need to download anything?

You do not need to download anything in advance of the fair but please make sure you log in using Chrome or Firefox browsers. If you would like to have the opportunity to talk to any of the employers one-to-one, you must allow access to your camera and microphone.

If you find that cannot access your camera and microphone, please make sure you have given permission to your browser by clicking the lock icon at the top left-hand side of the URL, then “Allow”. Ensure “Cookies” are allowed, too.

  • How do I “chat” to an exhibitor?

When you go into an exhibitor booth you will see a green “chat” button on the right hand side. Once you’ve pressed this, you will be directed to discussion topics. Click the “chat” button below the topic that most aligns with your query. You can leave a message for the company and they will reply either in the chat box or via a face-to-face call. Once you’ve left a message, you will receive a notification – so keep an eye on your message box on the top right-hand side of the screen.

  • Do I need to make an appointment to speak to any of the chambers?

If you would like a video chat, you can request a meeting through their employer booth. There will be times to choose from and you’ll receive a notification when your request has been accepted.
Make sure your profile is complete – this will boost the chances of your request being accepted!

  • Can I access the fair on my phone?

You can, but for the best experience we recommend logging in on your desktop or laptop using a Chrome browser.

  • Do I need to attend all day?

You don’t need to be at the fair all day (although you can if you want to!). You can log in and out throughout the day. Just give yourself enough time to talk to as many exhibitors as you can and don’t forget about the LIVE presentations!

  • Who should I speak to if I have a problem or a question about the fair?

If you are at the fair. please find the TARGETjobs booth and send the team a message or email us at events@targetjobs.co.uk.

  • Can I access the fair on my phone?

You can, but for the best experience we recommend logging in on your desktop or laptop using a Chrome browser.

  • Do I need to attend all day?

You don’t need to be at the fair all day (although you can if you want to!). You can log in and out throughout the day. Just give yourself enough time to talk to as many exhibitors as you can and don’t forget about the LIVE presentations!

  • Who should I speak to if I have a problem or a question about the fair?

If you are at the fair. please find the TARGETjobs booth and send the team a message or email us at events@targetjobs.co.uk .

Next event

28 November 2020
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