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The work life balance of a Trainee

Building: 55 Colmore Row
Location: Birmingham
Architect: AHR

It is easy to think that as a trainee starting off in the ‘corporate world’ it will be all work however it is fair to say that having only started my training contract 6 months ago, I have already had a number of different opportunities outside of regular work. During my vacation scheme with the…

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Fraser’s experience as an Accounts Apprentice in the new Birmingham office


The recruitment process for the Accounts Apprenticeship at Pinsent Masons was very different to anything I had experienced before. I submitted an application, followed by online tests and then an assessment centre and interview before finally being offered the apprenticeship. It was a lot lengthier than other jobs that I had applied for, however, I think  this reflects…

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Transition from college to work – My Experience


Before starting my apprenticeship with Pinsent Masons, I was worried it was going to be a big transition from college to working full time whilst studying; it seemed like a lot to deal with. The simple factor of working in an office with new people, much more experienced and knowledgeable than me was nerve-wracking enough….

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My 3 months at Pinsent Masons as part of CAD

I chose an apprenticeship due to the opportunity for on-the-job training whilst getting a qualification; with the bonus of getting paid rather than a debt from going to University. I liked the idea of studying but mainly working because it means I can build relationships with people in the firm which will essentially help my…

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Reflections of an Apprentice Paralegal


After a competitive application process, I was delighted to find out I had been offered the opportunity to become an Apprentice Paralegal for Pinsent Masons in the Financial Regulation Team. An extremely eager, excited me accepted and couldn’t wait to start my career and meet my team. Initially, it dawned on me that I was growing…

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Are we going to be replaced by robots?


For years now, there has been talk that advances in technology will bring about the automation of the legal profession. But will this mean that we will be replaced by robots? Should we all be reconsidering our career choices, dusting off our CVs and getting back out in the job market? Thankfully, our experience suggests…

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Becoming well-rounded lawyers and inspiring young people

With my training contract ahead of me, I thought that by joining the ‘corporate world’ I would limit my ability to give back to the community and help individuals and families that need it the most; how wrong I was. Pinsent Masons has opened up new and varied pathways for me to get involved in…

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An Afternoon as a Legal Pigeon

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As of this week, I have sat in the Leeds corporate department for two and a half months. I have drafted ancillary documents, assisted with case management and researched niche areas of company law, all to help the senior lawyers progress deals and advise their clients. When I came into work on Monday, I did…

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Reflections on the first 3 months of my Training Contract


Unlike many of my peers, I was offered my traineeship with Pinsent Masons after taking part in a Training Contract Assessment Centre rather than completing a summer placement with the firm. This meant that I had little idea of what to expect from my Training Contract or the firm in general apart from the little…

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