Why attend a trainee solicitor event?

Our events are a fantastic opportunity for you to gain an insight into the culture of the firm and find out more about what we do. If you are planning on submitting an application for a vacation scheme or training contract we strongly recommend attending an event beforehand. Attending an event is a great way to get tips on how to complete our application form, and provides a deeper insight into the firm and what makes us different. Events are open to all who are interested in a career in law. Some of our events will be held Online but if you are attending an event at our offices and do not live close by we can cover your travel expenses.

Open days

We will be holding Open days at our Bristol office on 7 and 8 April 2021 and offer 48 places for each day.

The day will include talks from our lawyers, from trainee solicitor to partner level, group workshops and the chance to find out more about our application process. There will also be the opportunity to network with our trainee solicitors and graduate recruitment team.

*Please note that we will follow government guidelines regarding social distancing and we will make the decision nearer the time to run our open days Online if it is advised to do so.

Presentation evenings

We will be holding virtual presentation evenings on the below dates

  • 17 November
  • 25 November

The evenings will consist of a welcome presentation from a partner, a talk on life as a trainee at the firm, and information on the training contract application process. There will be a chance to network and ask questions following the talk.

'Food for thought' events

In addition to our presentation evenings we run a series of more informal events to provide guidance on applying for vacation schemes/training contracts. Our food for thought sessions focus on application tips and improving commercial awareness and include a Q&A with trainees and the graduate recruitment team. The lunchtime events will be held Online on the below dates

  • Wednesday 2 June 2021

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What others say...

It was refreshing to spend time at a firm where it is clear their values are central to life at the firm and not just marketing spiel. The structure of the day really delivered a fantastic insight into life at Burges Salmon and commercial law in a wider sense, speaking to trainees informally throughout the day was hugely beneficial.
1st year law student

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