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Rewards & Benefits

Becoming a trainee at Bird & Bird is the first step to reaching your potential and shaping your long-term career. You’ll have responsibility from day one, working for stimulating clients across a range of sectors. During your Training Contract, you’ll experience four seats in different practice areas every six months. You’ll also have tailored rewards and benefits:

  • Our agile approach to office and remote working enables you to find the right balance to thrive at work. Supporting you, our business, and our clients in a flexible way. All Trainee Solicitors can work remotely up to 20% of the time.
  • Equip yourself with a broad range of technical and business skills and deepen your knowledge through our tailored learning and development curriculum.
  • £45,000 first-year salary, £50,000 second-year salary, and £88,000 newly qualified salary.
  • £10,000 maintenance grant and all fees covered for the PGDL, and £15,000 maintenance grant and all fees covered for SQE studies.
  • Tailor your learning to Bird & Bird with our bespoke SQE+ programme and two-week induction prior to starting your Training Contract.
  • Opportunity to socialise and study with your cohort before starting your Training Contract, to build your legal network.
  • Health and wellbeing in mind with a benefits package that includes private medical insurance, health assessments, maternity and paternity leave, shared parental leave, adoption leave, gym membership, flu vaccinations, eyecare, and dental insurance.
  • Flexible benefits package for your lifestyle, including 25 days of paid holiday annually, travel insurance, interest-free season ticket loan, computer loan, cycle to work scheme, and give as you earn charity account.
  • Bespoke benefits package for your finance, including 5% pension contribution, group income protection, group life assurance, group critical illness, and will writing.
  • Network and socialise with colleagues through our socials and events, immersing yourself in our friendly, vibrant culture.
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