Traineeships

Mould-Breakers. Opportunity Takers. Success Makers.

We want to be the top commercial law firm operating from Scotland.

We work with leading clients in Scotland, the UK and internationally.

We’re fiercely ambitious, hard working and passionate about getting to know our clients, their businesses and the sectors they operate in. And, most of all, delivering pragmatic solutions that meet their needs.

We hire the brightest and the best. Do you have the ambition, drive and desire we’re looking for?

Trainees are the lifeblood of the firm. And the key to our continuing success. We’re looking for people who want a career not just a traineeship.

Everything we do is focused on quality. We invest heavily in your technical training. We believe this is the foundation of you becoming an outstanding commercial lawyer.

Our trainees agree. In the 2015 Lex 100 survey our trainees ranked us highly in the 'High quality of work' and 'Satisfied in your job' categories and we're a category winner for 'Living up to expectations'.

Our culture fosters excellence. We want you to achieve your potential. You’ll take part in our in-depth training programme which includes monthly Professional Education and Training (PEAT 2) sessions, basic skills training and divisional training through to attending commercial awareness seminars and our Future Forum events which are informal and fun networking sessions where we invite inspiring and entertaining guest speakers along to present.

From day one you will be an integral part of your new team. You will work alongside some of the very best lawyers in Scotland. Right from the start of your traineeship you will have a unique exposure to the legal and commercial issues faced by our clients and you’ll be part of the team that delivers the pragmatic solutions needed.

During your traineeship you may well have the opportunity to go on secondment to one of our clients. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a key client, understand their business and sector and gain skills which will help you throughout your career.

And it’s not all work and no play. We have a range of clubs and a fantastic social life as well.   
A traineeship with us is hard work, challenging, inspiring and fun. We firmly believe there’s no better place to learn and develop.

Rise and Shine with Burness Paull.

Please note that we will recruit for our traineeship programme through our Summer Placements.