Where will you work?

The Level 3 Apprenticeship will last for 18 months. During the time, you will spend time in different business areas including HR, Marketing, Finance and Project Management.

Who will you work with?

We will make sure that you have plenty of support whilst you are with us. We understand that it may be a little daunting to move departments every four months, but you will be well looked after by the team manager. You will also be allocated a central point of contact for the 18 month period as well as a 'buddy' who will both be on call for any questions you may have about life at the firm.


You will be given work that is appropriate to the Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship. The tasks will vary depending on the department you are in, but are likely to involve:

Human Resources

  • preparing HR related documentation (for example, contracts and letters)
  • assisting the recruitment team in arranging interviews and assessment centres
  • helping the Learning & Development and Responsible Business teams to arrange a wide variety of events


  • helping to plan, and attending corporate events
  • working with the Business Development teams on a wide range of matters
  • assisting the Digital Marketing team with social media and website related tasks


  • help the team to produce bills accurately
  • work alongside our revenue controllers to understand debt management
  • assist in invoice management

Project Management

  • working alongside our Project Managers to understand project methodology
  • take part in project meetings 
  • prepare project related material (for example, agendas, minutes and action plans)

You will start your Apprenticeship by learning the basics (and will have plenty of support in doing so). As time goes on you will experience different areas of the firm, diversify your workload and increase your level of responsibility. By the end of the Apprenticeship you will have developed a thorough understanding of what it is like to work in a top commercial law firm.

What does an Apprenticeship involve?

On the job and class room learning, apprenticeships give first-hand insight into life at Burges Salmon and open doors to various Business Professional roles including HR, Marketing, Finance and Project Management.

How many Apprenticeships do you offer?

We recruited four apprentices in September 2019.

How long is the programme?

The programme will last for 18 months initially, with the option to specialise in a chosen department and further your career at Burges Salmon.

What does the programme involve?

The programme involves completing a Level 3 Business Administration course, with the chance to continue your studies in your chosen department and gain industry recognised qualifications.

Where will you be based?

We are based in the centre of Bristol, five minutes' walk from Bristol Temple Meads with excellent public transport links. 

Why us?

Burges Salmon is a great place to work on both a professional and personal level. We are motivated and passionate about the work that we do, producing a first class service for clients such as John Lewis Partnership, The Discovery Channel, The Premier League and The Crown Estate.

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 'Working at Burges Salmon'.

What we're looking for

We are looking for people who can demonstrate a can-do attitude, who are willing to learn and are committed to the opportunity.
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