National law firm Browne Jacobson has made a significant investment in its future after welcoming a record number of aspiring new lawyers to its trainee scheme.
The 19 new recruits will join the already existing nine second year trainees, bringing the total of trainee lawyers at the firm to 28.
The new trainees will be split across four of the firm’s five offices:
They will also work across various key sectors for the firm including, health, insurance, retail, education, regional markets, financial services, public sector and local authority insurance.
Four of the new starters have come via the firm’s successful vacation scheme which launched in 2015. The summer vacation scheme provides an opportunity for prospective trainees to undertake real work whilst learning more about the firm through interaction with partners, lawyers, trainees and support teams. Another six of the trainees were also internal candidates, having already taken up a position at the firm.
Iain Blatherwick, Managing Partner at Browne Jacobson, commented on the new joiners:
“I am delighted to welcome the new trainees to the firm. As always, the calibre of the applicants via the traditional application route was really high, as was the quality of those applicants coming through the summer vacation scheme, which this year determined the increase in the number of places being offered.
“It is also fantastic to have six of our existing employees join us on this year’s trainee scheme, representing our firm commitment to develop and offer our people a fulfilling and diverse career path.
“We are always looking for commercially aware law and non-law graduates who are enthusiastic, tenacious and have a real drive for delivering exceptional client service which all of the new trainees have demonstrated in spades. This year’s cohort of trainees will play an important role in helping us to meet our future legal needs as a growing business.
“Over the coming year, we expect to see further developments to the trainee programme, driven out of a review of our people plan and strategy and again as a response to the future needs of the business.”