Opportunities

Notices about career and other opportunities will be posted on this page and in the weekly MCR email bulletin. You can view past notices here.

If you would like to advertise something to the MCR, please email webmaster@mcr.jesus.cam.ac.uk.

Women at the Commercial Bar

One Essex Court is a leading set of barristers’ Chambers, specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration. Our work embraces all aspects of domestic and international trade, commerce and finance.

Over the last few years, we have realised that fewer women than we would like are applying for a career at the Commercial Bar. In order to encourage women to consider a career at the Bar, we are offering the following opportunities to aspiring barristers in the 2022/2023 academic year:

  • Career clinics: 4 November 2022 and 25 November 2022 (via Zoom). The career clinics will provide an opportunity for a 20-minute confidential chat with a female member of chambers, to discuss any issue around applying to or working at the Commercial Bar.
  • Pupillage Applications Workshop: 20 January 2023 (via Zoom). This workshop will focus on how to present yourself to best advantage in pupillage application forms. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a talk, participate in a practical exercise where there will be an opportunity for individual feedback, and ask questions during a Q&A session.
  • Pupillage Interviews Workshop: 24 February 2023 (via Zoom). This workshop will focus on how to prepare for and perform in pupillage interviews. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a talk, participate in a practical exercise where there will be an opportunity for individual feedback, and ask questions during a Q&A session.

Applications for the career clinics are open to anyone potentially interested in a career at the Commercial Bar, regardless of stage or subject of study.

Applications for the workshops are open to those applying for pupillage at the Commercial Bar in 2023.

We particularly welcome applications from those under-represented at the Commercial Bar, including people of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities, LGBT+ people, and people who attended state schools or are first-generation university students.

Application forms for the career clinic and workshops can be downloaded from our website here.

A flyer for the scheme is available below:

Oxbridge Academic Programs

Oxbridge Academic Programs has been organizing academic summer programs for high school students for more than 38 years. Every year we recruit instructors and admin team members to work on our programs in Oxford (Pembroke and Corpus) and Cambridge (Peterhouse and Jesus) during July and August.

We are looking for instructors to lead a variety of courses in Law, Engineering, Medicine, International Relations, Politics, Business, Environmental Science, Psychology, Creative Writing, Speech and Debate, among many others. Our instructors either hold or are working towards a masters or PhD in a relevant subject.

Our Admin team members (Program Assistants and Activities Directors) help our programs run smoothly by assisting in our program offices and leading activities in town for our students (sports, museum visits, concerts, etc). They are usually current undergrad or grad students looking for summer work.

Admin posts are residential (we provide room and board in college).

Program Assistants are based in our program offices and assist with all aspects of running the program: answering questions from students, logistics, assisting faculty, organizing events.

Activities Directors manage our activities budget and design and implement the robust activities program. They run walking tours, museum visits, parties, games nights, sports, and more.

We are accepting applications from qualified candidates now!

To apply, please send your CV/resume and cover letter directly to me, letting me know which position you are applying for, and if you’re applying for an instructor role, which of our courses you would be most comfortable teaching.

Michele Klapper (michele@oxbridgeprograms.com)

Director of Programme Development

Oxbridge Academic Programs by WorldStrides

oxbridgeprograms.com

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