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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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Trainee Challenge stage 3: Sleep

On Friday 11 October, 13 trainees and NQs were joined by Iain Blatherwick and Declan Vaughan to give up their home comforts and sleep under the stars to raise money for five incredible charities.

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Summer vacation scheme - developing my passion for law

My experience on the summer vacation scheme has been nothing but spectacular. From day one I felt the warm, positive, and friendly culture within the firm.

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Swapping seats

With September quickly approaching, the close of another seat rotation is imminent.

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Trainee Challenge stage 1: cycle

On Sunday 23 June, 5 members of the BJ team took on Cycle Live Nottingham to raise money for five amazing charities.

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Trainee Challenge stage 2: trek

After several weekends spent in the hills with limited phone signal and the power of our persuasive skills on friends and family to join us on never-ending walks waning, Stage 2 of the Trainee Challenge was finally here.

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Browne Jacobson’s summer vacation scheme – my first week in the Exeter office

Having recently completed the first week of my vacation scheme at Browne Jacobson’s Exeter office, I am writing this article to reflect on the experience I have had thus far and give prospective applicants a taste of what to expect.

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Summer vacation scheme – more than a 9-5

When I nervously arrived in Manchester for my summer vacation scheme placement on Tuesday morning, I became quickly aware that this placement would be more than a typical 9-5 legal experience placement.

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Passing over the baton...

As your previous blog post authors quickly approach their qualification, leaving us ‘baby lawyers’ behind, the timely transfer of the Trainee Talk Blog baton has been passed to us, your dedicated first (soon-to-be second) year trainees – Nikita, Marina, Kerry and Hina.

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Private practice secondment for an in-house trainee

Back at school when dreaming of becoming a lawyer, I never imagined that I would be qualifying in house.

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How Cherie Blair QC inspired me to be a lawyer

At 14, I attended my first careers lesson and the usual happened. I was asked to turn on the computer, visit a website, answer various questions and out popped a career which I was apparently best suited to.

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