British Virgin Islands Training Programme Walkers BVI is focusing its efforts in further developing its training programme (the "Programme") and takes a special interest in its Programme as the practice of BVI law is in constant demand and the BVI office itself continues to experience positive growth. The Programme is a structured training process intended for newly qualified lawyers (“NQs”) and is meant to ensure that NQs are provided with a practical, basic training in all the main areas of legal work undertaken by the Firm. The Programme is for a duration of 18 months, 6 months in each of the major practice areas namely, Corporate/Finance/Funds Department, the Regulatory Department, and the Insolvency Dispute Resolution Department. Other key features of the Programme include: the formal assignment of the NQ to a partner of the Firm; the assignment of senior lawyers within the Firm to act as supervisors to the NQ; the NQ is always physically seated in his/her Supervisor’s office in order that he/she can effectively shadow the supervisor; and the issuance to the NQ of a set of training checklists setting out both general and technical indicators that the NQ should cover during his/her seat. NQs are often called on to assist with: drafting legal documents (such as Board resolutions and pleadings); research; drafting security documents; drafting legal opinions; and drafting various applications to the local regulator. Requirements outstanding academics, including a minimum of LLB (with honours) at degree level, or equivalent; either of the following basic qualifications gained from a commonwealth institution, Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), preferably with honours or distinction; ‘commendation’ grade in one of the following professional qualifications: Professional Practice Course (PPC), Legal Practice Course (LPC), Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Legal Education Certificate (LEC). Applications for the Programme should include the following information: a cover letter which includes name of the institution you are currently attending as well as an indication of your anticipated final results; a recent CV; all results received to date (i.e. A Level LLB, LPC/PPC/LEC/Bar course results); and Belonger card as proof of Belonger status (passports are not accepted).