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Introduction Into BCLP

We are BCLP — with more than 1,275 lawyers across 30 offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America, we are a global law firm that is built on the foundations of thinking differently.

Curious and unbound by tradition, we’re shaking up the legal space with our ground-breaking thought leadership, market-leading solutions and collaborative culture. We’re a distinctly modern law firm that was built to evolve beyond more archaic structures. And as a fully integrated international team, we provide clients with clear, connected legal advice across time zones.

The world is changing, and we need bold and inquisitive minds to help us build the future of our firm. We’re at the leading edge of legal technology and innovation, pushing ahead and forging a bold new path in law. If you’re ready to challenge the status quo, you’ll have the freedom to explore new ideas and the space to grow while drawing inspiration from a diverse range of people, perspectives and interactions. Plus, you'll be doing interesting, varied and impactful work as part of a supportive, globally connected team from day one.

Join BCLP, a firm to be proud of, a place to belong.

We deliver legal solutions to a wide range of major companies, financial institutions, prominent public sector bodies and private clients. As part of our team, you will be exposed to how they work, the problems they face and the opportunities they have to grow. As their adviser, they will rely on your guidance, skill and thought leadership to help them achieve their commercial objectives. We work with a high calibre of clients including, Deliveroo, Nike, eBay, Tesco, Land Securities, Allianz, Goldman Sachs, AIG, The Financial Times, EDF, and BT, just to name a few. 

“The legal apprentice role has been a great opportunity. It has allowed me to learn the trade first hand from professionals in the field such as lawyers and paralegals. I have been able to feel what it is like to work in a busy and diverse firm. My team are fantastic and are always there to help. I would recommend joining the apprenticeship scheme to anybody who is serious about Law.” - Bradley, Senior Solicitor Apprentice

Advancing Legal Services Through Collaboration, Connectivity and Innovation

Joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner as a Paralegal Apprentice could be your first step in a rewarding legal career with us. Partnering with BPP University, who will deliver the Paralegal and Solicitor training, you will combine working in our successful Manchester Office as part of one of their legal teams alongside studying for nationally recognised qualifications. Their rotation based programme provides the opportunity to work across a number of our departments and with colleagues across the firm.

They are recruiting a number of apprentices to join their firm in September 2023 and are looking for ambitious and motivated individuals who are passionate about starting their career in law. These are great opportunities and should you choose to continue studying after completing the Paralegal Apprenticeship, there will be opportunities to move onto the Solicitor Apprenticeship.

"I saw the benefits in being able to apply the knowledge from our lectures with BPP straight to my work in the firm. I also saw it as a massive advantage to have 6+ years of experience in a law firm, by the time I qualify as a solicitor in 2025" - Olivia, Solicitor Apprentice
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is a market leader formed by one of the biggest transatlantic mergers in recent times, they now have over 1,400 lawyers in 30 offices around the globe. Join them as an Apprentice and you’ll be at the heart of it all, working with industry leading teams and award winning technology allowing you to focus on more exciting work. The firm is structured into three large departments: Real Estate, Corporate and Financial Transactions and Litigation and Investigations.

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