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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Forward-thinking, ambitious."
Pros: 
  • The firm has a real interest in trainees' development, and their thoughts and ideas are valued.
  • Supervisors and partners are happy to act as mentors to trainees and provide regular constructive feedback.
  • Several social events are organised both in and outside of the workplace.
  • Trainees are regularly given client contact and a great deal of responsibility.
Cons: 
  • It can be difficult to get a seat in popular departments.
  • A high intake of trainees can make it more difficult to stand out.
  • While trainee retention is very high, there may not be space to qualify into the department of your choice.
  • Frequent IT changes can cause disruption.
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
8.4 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.7 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"For the vacation scheme I completed an online application form, an interview by webcam,..."

"Excellent level of socialising, but it does vary between teams!"

"We undertake the Professional Skills Course with BPP. Outside of the core modules,..."

"I have had some fantastic mentors/supervisors who I look up to. My current supervisor..."

"Good location, nice office but workspaces are a little tight on space."

"While still a first year trainee, in the seats I've worked in most people are of..."

"There is a clear pay rise going into year two and a sizeable jump on qualification...."

"The firm has a box at Leeds First Direct arena and I have been able to attend on..."

"There was an online application followed by an interview in person at the office..."

"I was asked: what legislation would I change if I were PM for a day and why? Problem..."

"I think this is a hot topic. Pre-merger, Biggart Baillie was carbon neutral, which..."

"There are various working groups for diversity including women, ethnic minorities..."

"My role includes liaising with clients on a daily basis and progressing a number..."

"Award-winning pro bono schemes in Scotland."

"The trainees are treated as the partners of the future. Trainees thoughts and ideas..."

"Sometimes the firm can feel too big, (but not very often)."

"Down to earth, friendly, it's an ambitious firm that is growing quickly - it's an..."

"Broadly speaking, retention rates are good and jobs are available for trainees. However,..."

"We advised on the largest public service contract in Scottish history."

"A growing, ambitious and friendly firm."

"We set up the 5 STAR Futures programme where volunteers in every office location..."

"It is stressful because the workload is very heavy, but I tend to thrive on it rather..."

"I would say that there could be more relevant training per rotation."

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