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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 2024. 


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 / Level 3 qualifications: equivalent to BBB / 120 UCAS points. 
  • You must be 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays 2024, have lived in England or Wales for at least 3 years and completed full-time education before the start of the apprenticeship. 
  • Unfortunately, we do not currently offer a graduate solicitor apprenticeship and therefore are not able to accept Law graduates onto our apprenticeship programme. 


Important information

  • All applications must be made via the Burges Salmon website by clicking the pink 'Apply Now' icon.
  • Please ensure to submit your application  before midnight on Friday 10 November 2023 to be considered for this apprenticeship. 
  • 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 Lucy Moss at Lucy.Moss@burges-salmon.com 


Key dates

  • Apprenticeship application deadline - 10 November 2023
  • Selection event at our Bristol office - December 2023
  • Offers made - January 2024
  • A-level and Level 3 qualification results - August 2024
  • Apprenticeship start date - September 2024


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):       £22,000

    Year 2   (Paralegal):       £24,000

    Year 1    (Solicitor):        £28,000

    Year 2    (Solicitor):       £32,000

    Year 3    (Solicitor):       £45,000

    Year 4:    (Solicitor):      £47,000

    New qualified lawyer: £68,000*

    *As of September 2023

  • 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. 

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 Leader, we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and invite disabled applicants to our selection event who meet our entry requirements and the minimum scoring criteria. 



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