The Old Bailey Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have been an integral element in the development of the City of London, and the City of London Corporation is proud to sponsor an apprenticeship for an A level pupil from the academies it supports in Southwark, Islington and Hackney

Now in its third year, in close cooperation with the Old Bailey, Kalisher trustees lend their educational and legal expertise to organise the competitive entry process for this prestigious apprenticeship.

Sixth form A level pupils sit a rigorous written examination set by our Director of Education and shortlisted candidates are invited for interview in the Old Bailey. The process involves an oral interview with a judge and educational experts, as well as challenging written papers on ethical, moral and legal topics.

The apprenticeship

The winner is apprenticed to the Common Serjeant of London, the second most senior permanent judge in the Old Bailey.

In an exciting programme spread over months, with timings to suit the completion of A level studies, the Old Bailey Apprentice watches cases, completes written work, and is tested and extended by the Old Bailey judiciary in oral presentation.

The accolade is timed for inclusion on an UCAS form.


The rigorous nature of the interview process will prepare pupils for demanding interviews.

The first winner is currently reading Law at Warwick University and the second has been offered places at Liverpool, Kent, Birmingham, and Royal Holloway, again to read Law.