The Firm

An eight-times law firm of the year, whose foundations lie in solving complex challenges for renowned, influential clients. A law firm ranked a top five 'legal game changer of the past decade'. One that is constantly changing, growing, improving. A culture that attracts brilliant minds and fosters new thinking. Training contracts that have you working straight away on important client matters, on the phone, in person, in the room at every key moment of the deal. A firm consequently rated the best graduate legal employer for four consecutive years. BLP is all of this. And more.

The Work

Helping clients succeed internationally has also seen the firm expand into emerging markets and global financial centres. They have delivered client projects in 130 countries via their 12 international offices – their international business doubling in the last five years.

Training Programme

When you start at the firm you will participate in a comprehensive induction programme, which is designed to prepare you for practice and to equip you with the practical skills needed to excel as a trainee at BLP. You will work on real projects from the outset, rotating through four, six-month seats in different parts of the business during your two-year training contract. They encourage trainees to undertake a secondment to one of their clients or an International secondment to one of their overseas offices. You will have a lot of guidance and input into your seat allocations. Before each seat change, you will meet with your partner mentor and a member of the Graduate Recruitment & Development team, to discuss your future ambitions and which seat options best meet those goals. They work hard to match your seat preferences with the needs of the business; on average 85% of our trainees will receive their first or second preference each seat. That way, when decision time comes on your career, you'll be fully equipped to make the choice that's right for you. You will receive in-depth department training at the beginning and during each seat, which will give you the legal know-how needed to get stuck-in. You will also have support from a dedicated training team and can expect to receive 232 hours of training by the time you are a qualified lawyer.

Read more at: http://www.blplaw.com/trainee/