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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! 

If you would like to find out more about how to become a trainee, visit our trainee page.

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My top tips on training contract applications

After speaking to hundreds of students about applications, I have grouped together the most popular questions to bring you my top tips on training contract applications.

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A day in the life: Social Care

Taking the leap from Commercial Property to Social Care within our Insurance and Public Risk (IPR) department, I ventured into contentious territory hoping to get an experience of what life is truly like as a litigator.

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From Paralegal to Trainee - helpline or hurdle?

"Do you think you’ve got an advantage over the other trainees because you were a paralegal first?" - A question I often get asked by my peers.

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Safety Nets


This month’s trainee blog will be slightly different from previous ones, because your author is a newly qualified solicitor (NQ) and no longer a trainee.

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A day in the life: Corporate

I began my trainee life in the Birmingham Corporate team and within 48 hours I was dressed in a full dinner suit on my way to the Insider Dealmakers Awards at the Hilton in Birmingham.

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How to survive your first week as a trainee

The first week of any new role can be daunting, not least when you gear up to start your training contract.

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Trainee survival guide

So the application form has been submitted, the assessment centre attended and finally the training contract is in the bag. For some, myself included, this triggers a nagging question 'how can I be the best trainee I can be?'.

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Summer vacation scheme - Manchester

I could not have anticipated the incredibly fast-paced and exciting time I have spent in Manchester’s Healthcare and Litigation team over the past fortnight.

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Summer vacation scheme - see the firm in its true light

Having just graduated from a history degree, I was apprehensive, yet excited, about the prospect of spending two weeks in the Social Care department in Insurance and Public Risk, of which I knew little about.

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Summer vacation scheme - what you see is what you get...

As clear as the panoramic views from Browne Jacobson's Manchester office: what you see is what you get with Browne Jacobson.

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