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Bursary scheme

We offer bursaries to students from Jersey each year.

Our Bursary award is for the duration of an individual's relevant studies and consists of:
  • Financial support in quarterly instalments
  • Guaranteed work placements at Ogier
  • Invitations to social events at Ogier
  • Use of Ogier’s library and information services
  • Careers advice from partners and other lawyers
  • Book vouchers worth £200
Applications for our Bursary scheme are invited from students due to sit their A-Levels in the summer preceding entry onto the scheme, together with students already at university or undertaking GDL / SQE / LPC / Bar School studies.  Bursaries are provided in line with the academic year.

The academic requirements for our scheme are:
  • Two A grades and one B grade at A-Level or higher (or the equivalent in UCAS points), excluding General Studies
  • 2:1 classification of degree or above
  • Minimum of a Commendation at GDL level
If you are successful at interview, we will issue an offer conditional on you achieving the above grades.  We are committed to supporting focused undergraduates or GDL, SQE, LPC and BPTC students.

Following success in obtaining one qualification (for example, your LLB or GDL), the bursary will continue to be paid during any further courses required to qualify as a Solicitor or Barrister.

However, the bursary will not be paid if you take a year out at any time.  We expect students to maintain our academic minimum requirements throughout their studies and to complete work experience placements with us, which generally equate to a minimum of two weeks across an academic year.

We think our bursary scheme is an excellent opportunity and, while we do not have a long list of conditions that must be followed, we do ask that if a bursary is accepted from us then no other bursary is accepted from any other firm/organisation. You'll also need to perform to the best of your abilities during our placements so that both you and Ogier gain the most from this long-term relationship.

Ogier also offers a Channel Islands trainee scheme which provides a structured training course where trainees rotate through different transactional teams over a two year period and is fully regulated by the SRA. Many of our Bursary students go on to secure Training Contracts with us in Jersey.
The 2024 application window is now closed. For entry on to the 2025 scheme, the application window will open at the beginning of October 2024

The standard of applicants each year is very high and we ensure that every applicant is given equal opportunity. Interviews will normally be organised during March/April and conducted by one of our senior lawyers or partners and a representative from the HR department.

Please note that all applications will be collated and reviewed after the closing date. We will respond to applicants after this time.