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Trainee talk

Trainee talk is brought to you by Browne Jacobson’s first and second year trainees. They will be sharing their trainee experience so that you can understand what it’s like to work here and to give you a bit more information about the journey to becoming a fully-fledged newly qualified solicitor! 

To find out more about how to become a trainee, visit our trainee page.

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Vacation scheme 2021 - Shania Hussain

Having initially experienced a glimpse of the firm’s inclusivity during a University mentoring BAME scheme, I am pleased to have experienced that Browne Jacobson’s friendly and inclusive culture is the firm’s “beating heart”.

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2021 vacation scheme – an entire commercial law firm right here in my living room!

Like most law students, trainees and new starters, it was all virtual for us on the 2021 Browne Jacobson vacation scheme. 2020’s scheme had been cancelled so we were the first virtual cohort, mostly attending from our homes.

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Reflecting on my time with Browne Jacobson

From the outset, I was drawn to Browne Jacobson for the variety and quality of work undertaken, the inherently friendly culture and the responsibility handed to trainees at an early stage in their contract.

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2021 vacation scheme – making a genuine contribution

My experience has been hugely positive. Every person I have spoken to, whether a partner, associate, or trainee, has been incredibly welcoming and supportive.

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Meet our Vacation Scheme student - Lydia

I’m a vacation schemer at Browne Jacobson – how exciting is it to write that? I’ve been having a fascinating and exciting time seeing everything I’ve learnt in my LLB course put into practice- and quite a lot more besides!

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Meet our Vacation Scheme student Lavania

Our 2021 virtual Vacation Scheme is fully underway. Here, our first student Lavania Xavier Rajan gives her impressions of working at Browne Jacobson.

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Mental Health Awareness Week – more self-care please

Embracing self-care is our focus for Mental Health Awareness Week this year. As we return to what we have longingly referred to as “normal”, we encourage you to prioritise self-care, connect with nature and talk with someone about any theme related mental health.

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Lifting the spirits in lockdown with binge-worthy LGBTQ+ TV

During lockdown many of the Browne Jacobson trainees have been finding solace in bingeworthy TV with inspirational LGBTQ+ characters and storylines.

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Trainee 2020 social - murder in the red room

Starting our first seats as a trainee during lockdown has been a bit of a strange experience. As our cohort started our training contracts virtually, some of us have yet to go into the office and most bizarrely, we’ve not yet met face to face as a group.

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We get locked down, but we get up again...

Frequently, these strange and unprecedented times have felt like one catastrophe after another. Instead of offering up our experiences of working from home, we thought we’d give a little window into how we’ve been using up our annual leave in the midst of this madness.

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