BARBRI HeadStart

Give your legal career a head start with BARBRI's dedicated free Careers & Employability hub, designed to help you polish your CV, practise your interview skills and gain legal industry insight.

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BARBRI HeadStart is our free careers platform for prospective students, graduates and others aspiring to a career in the legal industry. It offers valuable career-focused content to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to get ahead in your legal journey. It also gives you a glimpse into our CareerHub, the comprehensive employability platform provided to all our enrolled students. BARBRI HeadStart is accessible to prospective students for a period of 6 months.

Our different career platforms explained

See what our free HeadStart account offers you vs what you can expect from our full CareerHub platform.


  • A free version of our CareerHub, available to all prospective students.
  • Access to our jobs search portal to support you in searching and applying for roles.
  • An AI-based CV checking tool.
  • An interview simulator to help you hone your skills for future interviews.
  • Aptitude tests to help prepare you for psychometric/aptitude assessments during the recruitment process.
  • Self-assessments to help better understand your values, preferences, and dislikes and which law firms are right for you.
  • Industry insight within the legal sector to help broaden your knowledge and build your commercial awareness.
  • Access to book onto our events such as our Employability Bootcamp and Industry Insights series.
  • Access to our on-demand Industry Insights videos.


  • Our full-service careers portal provided to all BARBRI students, comprising everything in Headstart, plus:
  • One-to-one appointments by experienced legal careers consultants.
  • An e-learning hub with valuable content to help you develop your employability skills.
  • Access to content, links and profiles to our industry partners, including legal recruiters and law firms.
  • Routes to continuous professional development including free access to Lexis+, a powerful legal researching tool.
  • Opportunities from WestLaw UK to contribute to their legal encyclopaedia.
  • Access to managed Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) opportunities and partner platforms to support you in obtaining your QWE.

Find out more here.


Where do I sign up for HeadStart?

If you are ready to gain a HeadStart in your legal career, simply fill in this form.

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