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Why your firm?

2016

"I applied for the vacation scheme as I liked the variety of work, six-seat training structure and Bristol base. Once I had completed the vacation scheme I knew that it was the right place for me. The people are lovely, which makes it an enjoyable place to work."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I'm not a traditional candidate. Burges Salmon values candidates who might have a different approach or have knowledge and skills gained in a non-law or non-traditional environment."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Quality of work, atmosphere and culture. It gets said time and time again but it really is as simple as this: Burges Salmon offers the best balance of a Bristol lifestyle and City work."
First year trainee, Bristol
"It's the best law firm in Bristol and I knew it had a great social and sports club scene."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I wanted to work in a firm outside of London that also carried out work of a high quality. I wanted to work in a firm with a friendly, supportive culture and that had all staff on one site. Burges Salmon seemed like the perfect fit for me."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The breadth and quality of work, the six-seat training system and the sense from the recruitment materials (borne out by the vac scheme) that this was a firm that has a lot of fun as well."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Collegiate working environment, good clients and the high quality of training offered."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Its reputation as a well respected and growing firm with quality work balanced with you being able to have a life during the week too. I also liked that it was based in Bristol rather than London."
First year trainee, Bristol

2015

"I applied here because Burges Salmon offered London-standard work and clients without the unrelenting hours of a City firm. The firm showed that it is possible to be serious about the work you do without sacrificing friendliness and a team atmosphere."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I applied to this firm because it offers London-level work in a national location near the countryside, with short commute times and a good work/life balance."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Burges Salmon has a great reputation for excellent work, good clients and for being a firm with an excellent culture."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"I was encouraged to seek a training contract by my experience of people I met at the firm. Everyone was down to earth and approachable."
First year trainee, Bristol
"If you want to be in Bristol then Burges Salmon is a solid choice: the pay is the best in the city and they are the only true full service firm here (there are other a big names but they don't have anything like Burges Salmon's private client department). While it is based in Bristol, there's plenty of access to the London market, and so I liked the idea of not being pigeon-holed as regional. The facilities and benefits are a strong draw too."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I chose to apply to Burges Salmon because of their six-seat system and the firm's friendly culture."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I managed to get a spot on the vacation scheme and I just knew that I fitted with the culture of the firm as a whole. I'm happy to report that it wasn't just veneer and two years on, I'm still very happy to be part of the firm."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"I was attracted by the ability to combine a high quality of work with the Bristol lifestyle. This is a firm that punches above its weight and competes regularly against London firms, including Magic Circle."
First year trainee, Bristol

2014

"The culture combined with the reputation for excellence."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The location was a major factor. That and the type of work that the firm does/quality of clients/colleagues, etc."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Reputation in Bristol, type of work, competitor with London firms but benefit of South West living."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The culture of the firm during the vacation scheme."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The culture, the location, the six-seat training contract structure, the high trainee retention rate."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"I studied at Bristol University and wanted to stay in the city. From that, the firm was an obvious choice. It is well known in Bristol as being one of the top, if not the top, firms in the area. It has a great reputation for quality work and a friendly working environment. Further, the training itself is known for being really top quality and a lot of time and care is spent trying to get this right."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I have a family who are very settled in Bristol and so am committed to living and working in or around Bristol. You will struggle to find a better firm in the area for quality and variety of work - it really is City quality. I also had a really good 'gut feel' for the firm. People really are genuinely friendly and interested in you from the word go."
Second year trainee, Bristol
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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