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At Burges Salmon we firmly believe our people are our greatest asset and this is reflected in the time and care we invest in you.
Our trainees are exposed to an extensive range of work from the very beginning of their career with seat opportunities ranging from banking and real estate to dispute resolution and private client. Here are a few more reasons why trainees like our approach:
On joining us, most trainees have yet to decide on where they want to qualify; the opportunity to experience additional departments can make all the difference. While traditional training contracts offer four seat rotations, our six seat approach is designed to provide you with a greater range of experience allowing you to become an expert in many fields. This approach builds confidence, commercial awareness and adaptability from the outset.
Throughout your training contract you should expect to spend some time in real estate and dispute resolution. Aside from this there is a great deal of flexibility in where your training contract takes you. Within each seat you will be encouraged to take work from right across the department, ensuring you gain a breadth of experience in each area. Your final seat will normally be spent in your qualification department, meaning you have four months to settle in before starting your career as a newly qualified solicitor.
We believe in nurturing talent which is one of the reasons we offer secondments. We also believe that commercial awareness, adaptability and people skills are what set a good lawyer apart from a great one.
As well as giving trainees and lawyers a three dimensional view of the profession at large, secondments are an invaluable opportunity to learn more about our clients. Recent secondments have included working with The Crown Estate, HSBC, John Lewis Partnership, Lloyds Banking Group, National Express and Virgin Enterprises.
Secondments also extend to working with our preferred firm network, a non-exclusive group of like-minded leading independent firms around the world, involving a mix of cultural and legal education which benefits your overall career as a lawyer.
We will be bringing forward the deadline to our direct process for a 2023 training contract. Applications will now close on Friday 30 April 2021.
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