We are an award-winning, international law firm. Clients, including over 50 Global Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, rely on our expertise in 70 legal disciplines and have worked with us in 130 countries. Those clients tell us that our firm is distinguished by exceptional personal commitment and a strong focus on helping them to achieve a commercial advantage. As a result, we have a 92% loyalty rate among major clients. Furthermore, our distinctive approach has seen BLP receive 8 Law Firm of the Year awards since 2004 and, in 2015, named a top-five 'legal game changer of the last decade' by the Financial Times.

Find out more about us: https://www.blplaw.com/trainee


BLP encourages an inclusive culture; mixed teams make the best business decisions. With this in mind, we offer opportunities for all students, including applicants from a non-law background. In addition, if you have extenuating circumstances please list this on your application as we are proud to be using the Rare Contextual Recruitment System for this recruitment year. This system has enabled us to embed social mobility measures and educational data into our recruitment process. This means we will better understand your achievements, particularly if you narrowly fall short of the stated criteria.

Our application process for vacation schemes and training contracts is outlined below:

  1.  Online application form - includes your personal details, academics (2.1 degree & 340 UCAS points, or international equivalent), work experience and some competency based questions

  2.  Verbal reasoning test - once you have submitted your application, you will have 5 days to complete the verbal reasoning test. 

  3. Assessment centre - includes a drafting exercise, interview and negotiation exercise.

  4. Vacation scheme - 1-2 weeks in duration and includes a department allocation; department workshops; interview skills workshop; Partner lunch and social events.

  5. Partner interview - 1 hour interview with two Partners

  6. Training contract offer - Congratulations!  Successful candidates will typically have 4 weeks to accept our offer

Deadlines and opportunities will be updated soon.

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