The following is a Graduate Review for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner scores 3.4/5 based on 19 reviews.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
The people and support.
A support network is available from the first day that you join the firm. In addition to the pro-active graduate team, you are assigned a Trainee Buddy, an Associate Supervisor and a Partner Mentor. This not only gives you some friendly faces to look out for in the office but is representative of the collaborative (and by no means hierarchical) workplace with people from all levels in the firm ready to support your career and personal development.
The trainee retention rates at the firm have not been the best in recent rounds, but I think that a lot of this is situational and representative of the fact that where the jobs were offered was not always where individual trainees wanted to qualify (i.e. certain areas were popular amongst previous intakes but could not offer jobs to all trainees).
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £39,000 - £41,000
Current salary: £45,000 - £47,000
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
A trainee in any city silver circle law firm needs to be diligent, resilient and willing to learn. In BCLP particularly, I think that being personable goes a long way. Whilst there is no 'BCLP type', something that we all have in common is the fact that we are confident, friendly and driven in our career aspirations.
Do you have any interview tips?
Be yourself. The company is not looking for a corporate robot, they are looking for willing and able individuals.