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Want to earn while you learn from the best team in law?  Our Legal Apprenticeship will give you practical insight into a career in the legal sector and help develop transferable skills that will be valued in any profession. 

"An apprenticeship is a really great way to go into law because you're learning from the ground up, you get to work with professionals every day and you get to apply what you're learning in class straight into practice."

Jasmine, Apprentice Solicitor


The programme

  • Our programme allows you to qualify as a solicitor by completing the Level 3 Paralegal and Level 7 Solicitor apprenticeships over a period of six years.

  • You will spend 4 days a week working at the firm under the supervision of qualified lawyers and 1 day studying towards formal legal qualifications. Our training provider is BPP University.

  • Throughout the apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to spend time in several of our legal departments.

  • All positions will be based at One Glass Wharf, our Bristol HQ, only five minutes' walk from Temple Meads station.

  • We are taking on 4 legal apprentices to start with the firm in September 2023. 


What we offer you

  • You will be earning from day one. Your salary will increase each year as you become more experienced:

    Year 1   (Paralegal):       £20,000

    Year 2   (Paralegal):       £22,000

    Year 1    (Solicitor):        £25,000

    Year 2    (Solicitor):       £30,000

    Year 3    (Solicitor):       £44,000

    Year 4:    (Solicitor):      £46,000

    New qualified lawyer: £65,000*

    *As of September 2022

  • Plenty of support during your time with us. You'll be allocated a central point of contact for the duration of your apprenticeship, as well as a ‘buddy' who will be on call for any questions you may have about life at the firm.

  • It's not all work here! We have an active social life and there are plenty of opportunities to participate in corporate responsibility activities as well as sports and social events. Find out more here.

  • The chance to learn from experts in their field. You gain new skills and discover your potential.

  • The opportunity to work in central Bristol. Working in one of Bristol's most eco-friendly buildings, in the city's legal and business hub. 

Entry requirements 

  • GCSEs: grades 4 and above are essential. (A to C under the old scoring system). You will need to have achieved at least a 6 in Maths and English (B).
  • A Levels: BBB or equivalent.

Key dates

  • Apprenticeship application deadline - 12 February 2023
  • Selection event, Bristol - April 2023
  • Offers made - April 2023
  • Apprenticeship start date - September 2023

If you have any questions about the application process or would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments, please feel free to get in touch with Ellie Schamroth at eleanor.schamroth@burges-salmon.com

Wishing you the best of luck with your application!

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident employer we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job.

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Burges Salmon, One Glass Wharf, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 0ZX

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