Burges Salmon is the independent UK law firm which delivers the best mix of advice, service and value. We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent standard of legal and business advice to our clients, which has led to many of our practice areas and sectors winning awards and recognition as best in class. Our national and international client base ranges from private individuals to government departments and FTSE 100 companies including The Crown Estate, Nationwide, Lloyds Banking Group, John Lewis, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and FirstGroup.
The quality of our expertise is widely recognised across our main departments including Corporate & Financial Institutions, Dispute Resolution, Planning, Construction & Engineering, Projects, Real Estate and Private Client. The key sectors in which we operate are energy, power & utilities, financial services, infrastructure, private wealth, public sector, real estate and transport.
We believe it is our people that make the firm great. Our values of ambition, collaboration, commitment, fairness, quality and respect shape our distinctive culture and are evident across the firm. Team playing is core to our approach to delivering a great client experience. We are accredited by Investors in People Gold and offer our people a generous benefits package, career development and progression, and a strong corporate responsibility programme.
Training contract 2022
Our six-seat training contract is designed to provide you with the greatest breadth of experience possible as a trainee. While traditional training contracts normally include four six-month seats, ours includes six four-month placements. This ensures you gain the maximum exposure to our varied practice areas and experience a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work from across our main departments.
As a trainee, you will be given early responsibility balanced with truly open door support. From the beginning, you will be learning from lawyers recognised as experts in their fields who are able to offer the advice and guidance you will need to develop into a trusted business adviser.
Internships & Placements
Vacation schemes deadlines
Winter scheme: Deadline 31 October 2019
Spring/ Summer scheme: Deadline 10 January 2020
During the vacation scheme you will have the opportunity to visit two departments of your choice over a two-week period. (one week for winter scheme) The emphasis is on 'real work' and, under the guidance of your supervisor, you will have the chance to attend court visits or client meetings as well as skills sessions run by trainees and solicitors. In addition to this, there are many social and sports events throughout the placement that offer a real insight into life as a trainee solicitor.
All our vacation schemes are open to penultimate and final year students from any degree discipline, graduates and those considering a change in career.
Vacation schemes are part of the recruitment process for trainee solicitors to commence training contracts in 2022 so a keen interest in a career in commercial law is essential.
All participants are offered a training contract interview at the end.
This programme is based on the Trailblazer Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship. In addition, our training provider, BPP, will provide you with further learning and assessment that will enable you to be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education - Legal Services. This additional feature is the equivalent of the first year of a university degree (Level 4). If you are awarded the Certificate of Higher Education, you will be able to proceed straight into the second year of the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship.
Business Professional Apprenticeship
This programme will enable you to achieve the Level 3 Business Administration award. We see this at the first step in your career at Burges Salmon and are keen to retain bright, talented individuals.Through the programme, you will have gained experience and insight into a wide variety of business professional careers, giving you a clear idea of what to do next. With this in mind, we are keen for you to stay will us and grow even further in the area you are best suited supported by our excellent development programmes and associated professional qualifications.
School Leaver Programmes
Salary & Benefits
Burges Salmon offers a competitive salary for their trainees.
340 UCAS points at A-level and minimum 2.1 degree in any discipline.
How To Apply
Online application form which can be found on our website: