B P Collins is one of the Thames Valley's leading law firms based in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire with easy access to both London and the countryside.
With a strong reputation for commercial and high net worth private client work, we attract a large volume of applications each year from candidates who seek high quality, hands on training outside London and the opportunity to experience both commercial and private client areas of law.
The trainee programme is of strategic importance in sourcing and developing our future leaders and a number of our current partners and senior associates trained with the firm. The Training Partner, in conjunction with the HR Manager, is responsible for recruiting trainees and managing the programme.
The Lex 100 results
The Lex 100 (the student guide to the law) recommends B P Collins LLP as a firm which delivers excellent training contracts. See the latest survey results and Lex 100 verdict.
A ‘perfect mix of location (close to London without actually being in the capital)’ and the ‘excellent reputation’ drew trainees to B P Collins.
Chambers Student Guide
"This South Bucks firm offers an interesting mix of commercial and personal work in a star-studded location". See the latest Chambers survey results.
We have a small intake of 3/4 trainees per year which ensures the availability of plenty of challenging and interesting work and maximises retention rates upon qualification. In terms of the scope and complexity of work on offer, there is limitless opportunity as we are keen to test ability, aptitude and commitment from day one.
Following a comprehensive induction programme trainees quickly find their feet and become key team members. They join in all aspects of life at B P Collins including training, marketing, sports and social events.
Experience has shown that successful trainees possess self motivation, discipline, stamina and above all, an eagerness to learn and take on responsibility. We are committed to retaining such individuals in the practice area of their choice and to developing them into our future partners.
Get an insight into a trainee's life at B P Collins by viewing our trainee blog.
1st year £26,400
2nd year £27,400
Trainee Selection Procedure
B P Collins places significant importance on selecting the right trainees.
We look for bright, well-rounded individuals who possess excellent academics and a genuine desire to train and work within the firm. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications.
Each year we are represented at the College of Law fair and a number of university law fairs and we have entries in the Chambers Student Guide, the Training Contract Handbook and the Lex 100 Student Guide.
Screening interviews and verbal reasoning/grammar tests are conducted by the HR team during June - August followed by an assessment day in the Autumn. The assessment day involves presentations, group exercises, case studies, psychometrics and interviews. You will also have the opportunity to meet existing trainees and tour our offices.
Method of Application
Candidates are required to submit a full CV together with a handwritten covering letter (no more than 2/3 sides). To apply complete the application form between 1 March and 31 May each year.
* Please take note that email applications will not be considered. Minimum qualifications required: 2.1 degree, A/B at A-Level.
Applications for 2020 contracts will be accepted from 1 March to 31 May 2020. Applications are encouraged early in the process to maximise the opportunity of being invited to interview.
If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process please contact the HR team on 01753 889995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.