Birketts Graduate Careers
Welcome to Birketts Graduate Recruitment Page on AllAboutLaw! Here you can see what's in store for aspiring law graduates at the firm.
- Employer Birketts
- Salary Competitive
- Location London, Sevenoaks, Chelmsford, Norwich, Cambridge, Ipswich
The AllAboutLaw perspective on Birketts
As a top-50 UK law firm with around 500 lawyers, Birketts strikes an admirable balance for their clients. They can provide an extensive breadth of knowledge and experience whilst, with a smaller team, prioritising close client relationships, genuinely listening to their client’s ambitions to achieve their long-term goals. Birketts is constantly looking to improve their services, measuring their performance through their Client Listening Programme. Within this, Birketts are quick to embrace new ideas in the legal world, adapting to the latest technologies and ways of working to ensure their clients get the best results.
As a trainee at Birketts, you will experience four six-month seats in the firm’s various practice areas. Birketts offers trainees a bespoke trainee content programme, focusing on technical, commercial and soft skills to best prepare you for qualification as a lawyer. From Christmas balls to annual quizzes and competitive sports teams, there are plenty of opportunities for trainees to get involved socially within the firm.
Birketts is committed to creating a supportive environment for their employees. They have adopted a hybrid working policy, allowing individuals to discuss and design their own working week, balancing this around their home commitments. Furthermore, their THRIVE programme provides employees with webinars, training events and expert talks as a step towards becoming more open and accommodating about personal wellbeing and physical and mental health. This is extended outside the firm, with Birketts engaging in 755 hours of pro bono work from 2021-22, partnering with local charities to provide legal advice to those who could not otherwise afford it.
What the firm says
Birketts is a full service, top 50 UK law firm with offices across East Anglia, London and the South East. We have more than 1,000 people involved in the business, all sharing a common commitment to deliver the best possible outcome for our clients. We are large enough to provide specialist expertise in most areas of the law, but not at the expense of maintaining a personal and tailored service.
Our unrivalled reputation for providing high quality legal advice and client service has resulted in the firm regularly achieving high level legal awards.
- SQE paidYes
- First year salary£29,000-£33,000
- Second year salary£30,000-£34,000
- NQ salary£50,500-£69,000
- UCAS points 120
- Degree 2:1