If you’re interested in learning about life at a leading law firm or you would like to gain transferable skills valuable to all employers, an apprenticeship could be just what you are looking for. We are passionate about diversity and developing new talent, which is why we recruit our people from the widest possible pool of candidates.

What does an apprenticeship involve?

Involving through-the-job and class room learning, apprenticeships give first-hand insight into life at Burges Salmon and open doors to various legal roles including qualification as a solicitor. Learn more, about a legal apprenticeship.

How many apprenticeships do you offer?

Five legal apprentices joined us in September 2016 and we will be looking for a similar number to join us in September 2017.

How long is the programme?

The programme will last for two years.

What does the programme involve?

The programme involves completing a Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship with additional study to give you a Level 4 qualification (equivalent to the first year of university). Obtaining this Level 4 qualification means that you will be able to complete the Level 7 Solicitor apprenticeship in a reduced period of time (five years, instead of six). We will support those who have the inclination and ability to complete the Level 7 qualification. 

Where will you be based?

All the positions will be based at One Glass Wharf, our Bristol HQ. Located in the heart of the Temple Quay area, we sit in the legal and business hub of the city only five minutes' walk from Temple Meads station. 

Why us?

Burges Salmon is a great place to work on both a professional and personal level.

Our lawyers are motivated and passionate about the work that they do, producing a first class service for clients such as John Lewis Partnership, The Discovery Channel, The Premier League and The Crown Estate. The fact that we are all based at our Bristol HQ means that we work very well as a team and are able to deliver excellent results for our clients.

But it's not all work here.

We have an active social life and there are plenty of opportunities to participate in corporate responsibility activities as well as sports and social events. To find out more about what it's like to work here, please see our working at Burges Salmon page.

Apprenticeship application timeline

  • Applications open
    26 October 2016
    Applications open for 2017 Paralegal Apprenticeship. Once you have submitted your application we will get back to you within 3 weeks to let you know if you have been successful at this stage.
  • Apprenticeship application deadline
    31 December 2016
    Applications close for 2017 Paralegal Apprenticeship.
  • Selection event
    16 February 2017
    Successful applicants will be invited to attend our selection event.
  • Offers made
    01 April 2017
    Final interviews and offers will be made during April (offers are conditional on A level results).
  • A Level results day
    17 August 2017
    Offers confirmed. Pre-induction day arranged at the firm to meet the other apprentices. 
  • Start apprenticeship
    01 September 2017
    Successful applicants begin their two year apprenticeship. 

Why complete an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an incredible opportunity to earn whilst you learn and build the foundations of your career.
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