30 April 2015

Burges Salmon is pleased to report that it has offered all of its current final year trainee solicitors positions upon qualification in September 2015.

This latest intake of trainees will qualify into a range of the firm’s practice and sector groups including Real Estate, Disputes and Litigation, Energy and Utilities, Construction and Engineering, Commercial, Corporate, Funds and Pensions.

Burges Salmon’s trainee retention rate has averaged 94 per cent over the last three years (91 per cent in 2014/2013 and 100 per cent in 2012) and, at a time when many others are cutting back on trainees, Burges Salmon has been one of the few firms not to cut its trainee numbers and continues to grow and invest in its trainee solicitor programme.

Burges Salmon's Director of Human Resources, Robert Halton, said: 

'We are delighted with this 100 per cent retention figure as it reflects both the quality of our people and the training that they receive. It’s fantastic news for the firm and a credit to each and every one of the trainees including all those who have contributed to their development. We are continuing to invest and grow and this is a positive reflection of our confidence in the next generation of lawyers at Burges Salmon.'

Burges Salmon increased its trainee intake in 2014 from 24 to 27 trainees, which represented a 12.5 per cent growth, and the firm has plans to also increase its trainee intake over the next three years with a projected target of recruiting up to 30 trainees to start with the firm in 2017.

The firm also recently launched a new recruitment programme aimed at newly qualified lawyers with opportunities across several of its practice groups; a decision that was taken due to business demand.

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