Training Contract 2024/25
A core part of our firm's vision is to provide a better place to work than our competitors; this is not limited to the firm's culture, but also includes the best work, client, career opportunities and development. Central to that is the quality of our training and commitment to continuous learning.
The Graduate Recruitment & Development team, alongside your supervisors will provide guidance and input into your seat allocations. Before each seat change, they will meet with their partner mentor and a member of the Graduate Recruitment & Development team, to discuss your future ambitions and which seat options best meet those goals. We work hard to match seat preferences with the needs of the business.
Our Trainees benefit from receiving in-depth department training at the beginning and during each seat, which will give them the legal know-how to succeed in their department. Support from a dedicated training team and can expect to receive 232 hours of training by the time you are a qualified lawyer.
When approaching qualification, we will meet with trainees several times during the qualification process to talk through the direction that they want to go in, the options open to you and to understand what you are looking for from their career. We work hard at ensuring that trainees stay within the firm, placing them in areas of work in which the trainee wishes to pursue a career. Our intention is to be open with you, and to try to ensure, ultimately, that you stay with us beyond the training contract.
Innovation seat opportunities during the training contract
BCLP is introducing a unique opportunity for trainee solicitors to complete an innovation seat during their training contract. The first innovation seat will be in core real estate in London starting this September and will be expanded across other departments in due course.
The innovation trainee will be integrated into the practice group in question, but a significant percentage of their time will be allocated to a tailored innovation programme comprising three phases:
Phase One: focused on innovation upskilling encompassing deep dives on various technology platforms, as well as training on creative and process-oriented skills such as design thinking.
Phase Two: reviewing problem statements relevant to their practice group, with facilitated ideation sessions to explore, refine and pitch various potential engineered solutions.
Phase Three: a practical project to build a minimum viable product (MVP) with a view to implementing the solution for use by the practice group beyond the end of the trainee’s seat.
Apply on our website. We are recruiting for March 2024, September 2025 and March 2025.