At BCLP, we provide the next generation of bold and inquisitive lawyers with innovative and tailored ways to build a bold career in law. We offer two four-week vacation schemes over summer, providing students with a real insight into the life of a trainee lawyer. You will see up close what makes our firm unique, experiencing the dynamic and supportive culture that we have built here. And of course, in addition to the vacation schemes, our Training Contract is the perfect platform to build a career in law, your way.
"As trainee principal, I have overall responsibility for our trainees and work closely with our Emerging Talent team to ensure each trainee receives proper supervision, experience, training and feedback. It is very important to the firm that our trainees feel challenged and rewarded in equal measure during their training contract.
I also participate in the recruiting process for training contract applicants, meet with new trainees at forums for each intake, oversee the seat rotation process and ensure that each trainees’ individual ambitions are matched with the demands of the business. It is particularly rewarding to also be one of the firm’s trainee mentors, taking personal responsibility as a mentor to several trainees.
During the qualification process, I meet with the qualifying intake at least once as a group and liaise with our practice groups to ensure we find as many positions as we can for new qualifiers. I am always happy to offer advice and encouragement – feel free to get in touch!"
Working on major projects for prestigious clients and exploring new ideas as part of a supportive and globally connected team are critical to our people. But so are the rewards and recognition we offer for their achievements. That ranges from salary and pension contributions to things like medical care, six weeks off following qualification and discounted gym memberships.
We benchmark our rewards package against our peers to ensure what we are providing is highly competitive. The following provides a very quick snapshot of the current benefits package for trainees: