An Apprenticeship will give you practical insight into a career in the legal sector and help you to develop transferable skills that will be valued in any profession. Work experience is a huge asset to your CV whatever route you decide to take in the future showing curiosity, commitment and initiative, whilst strengthening self-awareness and commercial acumen alongside.


You will be earning money from day one. At £16,000 pa, our starting salary is very competitive and above the national living wage. In addition to this, you will benefit from our extensive benefits and rewards scheme, including a firm wide bonus, travel season ticket loans and discounted gym membership.


  • Legal Apprenticeship: this programme is based on the Trailblazer Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship. In addition, our training provider, BPP, will provide you with further learning and assessment that will enable you to be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education - Legal Services. This additional feature is the equivalent of the first year of a university degree (Level 4). If you are awarded the Certificate of Higher Education, you will be able to proceed straight into the second year of the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship. 
  • Business Professional Apprenticeship: this programme will enable you to achieve the Level 3 Business Administration award. We see this at the first step in your career at Burges Salmon and are keen to retain bright, talented individuals.Through the programme, you will have gained experience and insight into a wide variety of business professional careers, giving you a clear idea of what to do next. With this in mind, we are keen for you to stay will us and grow even further in the area you are best suited supported by our excellent development programmes and associated professional qualifications.


Whether you have always known that you want to work in the legal profession or you simply want to gain experience of working in a professional services environment, the completion of an Apprenticeship will open many doors.

At the end of your apprenticeship you could:

  • Complete further qualifications in your chosen profession. We are not saying that you can't have a change of career in the future, but we are committed to nurturing and developing the brightest talent.
  • Go to university. Completing our Apprenticeship doesn't mean closing the door to further study. Starting on a two year Apprenticeship means you have the opportunity to find out if learning in the workplace is right for you. If you decide that you want to experience university you can still do so at the end of the two years, but with the added benefit of valuable work experience and transferable skills.

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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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