Here's what our trainees have to say...

There’s been an opportunity to dive into all different aspects of work – if you put your hand up then you will get such great work and opportunities to develop your expertise.
Kayla Urbanski, Trainee

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Finding a training contract that’s right for you is a critical step in your legal career. At Burges Salmon, you don’t have to choose between top quality work and quality of life, high profile clients or first-class training – you can have it all.

Most law firms will give you a four seat rotation. But here, that’s just a drop in the ocean. Start your career in law with us, and you’ll explore six rotations. This means more exposure to different types of law, and more opportunities to make an impact when you qualify.

Based in Bristol and Edinburgh – two of the top places to live and work in the UK – we’re an independent law firm with an enviable range of national and international clients. Energised by our collaborative culture, cutting-edge training and inspiring colleagues, you’re guaranteed to make a splash as you gain quality experience across a broad range of legal practices.

We offer you...

  • A six-seat training contract across a variety of areas from banking and real estate to dispute resolution and private client.
  • Exposure to high-profile clients including The John Lewis Partnership, National Highways, Babcock International Group, The Crown Commercial Service, Virgin Group, HSBC Bank plc, Yeo Valley, Spire Healthcare, EDF and Octopus.
  • Secondment opportunities to major clients, as well as our preferred international law firms.
  • A friendly, collaborative culture balancing early responsibility with an open door policy. So while you will feel pushed to venture from your comfort zone, you will never feel out of your depth.
  • Responsible business opportunities covering a wide spectrum of interests such as diversity and inclusion, wellbeing, environment and community. You can join our internal networks, volunteer or perhaps give back through pro bono work.
  • A brilliant reward package including a firm-wide bonus scheme, discounted local gym membership and a Group Personal Pension Plan with a matching contribution from the firm of up to five per cent of your salary.

Click here to find out about our award-winning training programme.

Trainee solicitor events

Our presentation evenings and open days for university level students and graduates help you to understand what life is like as a trainee at a major UK law firm.

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