The awards are based on an extensive survey of trainees and newly qualified solicitors, with respondents asked to frankly assess their own experiences and score their firm on its recruitment, training, work placement scheme and training principal. The nominated firms represent employers who are top performing in terms of their support of trainees and junior lawyers.
Firms are assessed on their recruitment process, the training they offer and the quality of their work placement schemes, and then compared with their peers.
Shaun Savory, Human Resources Director, said: “The awards honour the law firms and individuals who offer recruits the best possible start to their legal careers and it’s a privilege to be recognised within the legal profession. We have invested heavily in our Learning and Development function and are delighted to have been nominated once again this year.”
Shaun continued: “Birketts offers up to 14 training contracts a year for law and non-law graduates from a variety of backgrounds and the application deadline for the 2022 training contracts is 30 June 2020. Our training contract comprises four 'seats', with each one lasting six months. Our overall aim is to give our trainees a higher level of responsibility than they might experience elsewhere so that they develop the required skills in advance of qualification.”
The winners will be announced via a live virtual presentation online in May.
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