During your training contract with B P Collins, you will ideally have four seats lasting five months each, and a fifth qualification seat lasting for the remained of your training contract. The qualification seat is for you to return to the department in which you wish to qualify to provide you with an opportunity to really hone in one and develop your skills that you would have developed during your first time in the department. … More Swapping seats during your training contract
When considering where I might complete my training contract, I drew from previous work experience I had done, both inside the legal world and outside it, and I decided that I didn’t want to be a small cog in a huge machine. I wanted to train somewhere that wasn’t so large that I couldn’t have a personal connection with everyone in the firm, but equally not so small that the quality of work I would be doing would be impacted. B P Collins fit that bill perfectly. … More Why train at B P Collins? The process of getting a training contract.
Starting as a paralegal is most often the first legal job many of us have after finishing University. It is a great opportunity to put theoretical knowledge to practice and to start to build an idea of what area of law you are interested in. … More From Paralegal to Trainee
Everybody will tell you that the two years of your training contract will fly by, but you never really realise how quickly the time goes until you’re halfway through. … More Mid-way through the training contract
It is an exciting time when you qualify as a solicitor. All the years spent studying at university and obtaining practical experience have led up to this point. But what is the transition from being a trainee to a qualified solicitor like? … More Transition from Trainee to Solicitor
As much as it can be exciting changing seats and starting work in a new area of law, it can also feel like starting a new job as you navigate getting to know a new team, new processes and even sitting in a different area of the office! The abrupt change from being in a familiar area of law to starting all over again can be quite a challenge. I have found the best way to overcome this is to resist placing too many expectations on yourself – trainees are here to learn after all. … More Challenges as a trainee
Once you’ve landed your job as a paralegal or trainee at a law firm, you may be asking what it’s like to actually start. In this article, I will talk about what you might expect at B P Collins and how to hit the ground running at the workplace in general. Perhaps the most … More The transition from university to the workplace
Holly offers her advice for future trainees. … More Advice for future trainees
Callum talks about how he’s been able to stay social as a trainee during the Coronavirus pandemic. … More Being social as a trainee in the time of Coronavirus
Alexander discusses his experience of working from home as a trainee. … More Working from home as a trainee
Chris talks about the current pandemic and B P Collins’ response. … More Trainee in the Time of Coronavirus
Ella offers her advice on choosing a firm that feels right for you. … More Choosing the right law firm for you
Simon talks about his experience as a paralegal and journey to a training contract. … More My journey to a training contract
Michal shares his thoughts on the transition from university to the workplace, after his first few months at B P Collins. … More One small step for trainee, one giant leap for graduate
Greg reflects on the impact that technology has had on his experience at university, and now as a trainee solicitor. … More The techy trainee
From paralegal to trainee, Christopher writes about his time in DR … More D(ea)R diary
Sarah chats about her change of heart from biological sciences to law … More From science to solicitor
Amy summarises her trainee journey at B P Collins. … More Judgement (no longer) reserved!
Olivia faces her first mid-seat review as a trainee. … More Mid-seat mid-winter
Trainee, Greg, is ready for the festive period at BPC and all that it brings! … More B P Collins is a real cracker!
Ella approaches the start of her training contract following a stint as a BPC paralegal. … More My journey to a training contract