Burges Salmon is planning to welcome 30 new trainees in 2018, and receives 1,500 applicants annually. Trainees receive numerous benefits, including the firm-wide bonus scheme and discounted local gym memberships. The firm also runs two vacation schemes in spring and summer.
Recent Burges Salmon work includes advising the Co-Operative Group on the sale of its farms business for £249m to the Wellcome Trust, and acting for GDF Suez on the multi-million pound acquisition of West Coast Energy.
The firm has won in three categories in this year’s Lex 100 survey, namely social life, confidence in being kept on and remuneration satisfaction. Burges Salmon is said to have an ‘excellent attitude towards looking after its employees’ and provides trainees with an ‘opportunity to develop’ within a ‘supportive environment’.
If the firm were a fictional character it would be… Dumas’ d’Artagnan – from the provinces and has a strange accent but very impressive when given an opportunity.