How many Trainee places are available and for which year are you currently recruiting?
We have up to 6 Trainee vacancies available for the August 2019 intake.
To whom should I address my covering letter?
Cover letters should be addressed to Hayley Ferraro, Senior Graduate Recruitment & HR Advisor.
What method of application to you accept?
Only online applications will be accepted. We will not accept applications by cv.
Will my application be considered if I do not meet the minimum academic requirement?
Yes. All applications will be considered and judged on their own merit. Please undertake the initial screening which will determine if you have the academic, employment and other experience which will provide a chance of success. If there are any extenuating circumstances that the graduate team should be aware of please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I apply for both a vacation placement and a place on the assessment day?
No. If you apply for a vacation placement an application for the assessment day will not be considered.
Do you fill all Trainee vacancies from your vacation placements?
No, approximately 50% of candidates selected for final interview will have taken part in a vacation placement.
Do you offer periods of recognised training to non-UK residents?
Do you require applicants to have UK work permits?
To apply for a period of recognised training, yes, as this can only be commenced if a valid work permit is in place.
To apply for a vacation placements, you will need permission to work in the UK as these placements are paid. Proof of eligibility will be required with either a UK passport, work permit and or visa on being offered a placement.
When can I expect to hear back from you?
We will respond to all applicants who have applied for either a vacation placement or the assessment day as we appreciate the time you have taken to apply. We will aim to have responded to all applicants by September 2017.
Does BWB have any preference for LPC modules?
No but Commercial law is always useful. You should choose any module relevant to our work and your own interests.
Is there an opportunity for secondment during my period of recognised training?
A secondment during your period of recognised training is unlikely; secondments are more common among junior lawyers. However, it is not completely impossible and we have had a small number of trainees seconded in the past.
Can I defer my start date once I have accepted an offer?
It will need to be in mitigating circumstance and will need to be by agreement only.
Do you keep in touch with future Trainees during GDL/LPC years?
Yes, we invite future Trainees to a number of our social events and our current Trainees have regular get together for all.
Are there opportunities for work experience or open days outside of the formal vacation placement?
At present we are unable to accommodate work experience or open days outside of our formal vacation placement. Please look at the details of our vacation placements and see if you would be eligible to apply for one of these.
Can I apply for a Paralegal position at BWB?
Paralegals are recruited on an ongoing basis. All Paralegal vacancies will be advertised on our current vacancies page.