Our offer and how to apply for pupillage

In the 2023 recruitment round Five Paper will be looking to take one fully funded 12-month pupil to commence in October 2023 and up to two fully funded 12-month pupils in October 2024.


Our pupils will receive a total of £50,000. This will include a £30,000 award, plus £20,000 guaranteed earnings in the second six of pupillage.

Up to £12,000 of this may be drawn down during the preceding year in two tranches, with the balance paid in equal monthly instalments during the year.


Pupils are entitled to paid holiday of 20 days per year, with 10 days to be taken in each six-month period.

How to apply

We do not use the Pupillage Gateway. Applications should be made using our application form.

Applicants are strongly advised to read Five Paper’s Pupillage Selection Policy and Pupillage Selection Criteria before completing the application form.

Please see links to the Application Form, the Pupillage Selection Policy and Pupillage Selection Criteria below. Candidates will be asked whether they are applying for 2023 start and 2024 start or both.

Applications should be sent by email as a Word or PDF attachment to pupillage@fivepaper.com.

We will accept applications from Wednesday 4 January 2023. The deadline for applications is 10:00 on Wednesday 8 February 2023. Any application received after that date will be automatically rejected.

All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application at each stage of the application process, and general feedback will be given. However, Five Paper does not enter into correspondence about applications, or give individual feedback at any stage.

Please note that all candidates seeking a non-practising and practising pupillage at Five Paper must apply in the manner set out above, regardless of whether you have been given dispensation to undertake a shorter pupillage or a pupillage which does not need to be advertised.

Five Paper Pupillage Application Form 2023 & 2024
Five Paper Pupillage Recruitment Data Policy
Five Paper Pupillage Selection Criteria
Five Paper Pupillage Selection Policy