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Training Experience at BDB Pitmans

We aim to give you the opportunity to realise your potential working with some of the most talented lawyers in the profession.

We’ve built a culture that encourages talent to flourish and an environment where people enjoy working.

Training with BDB Pitmans will bring you real responsibility right from the start, combined with the right level of support to ensure you never feel overwhelmed.

After a comprehensive induction programme our trainees receive extensive legal and interpersonal skills training to ensure their expertise and career skills are constantly developing. Trainees undergo specific technical training in each seat in addition to the mandatory Professional Skills Course (PSC). Great emphasis is also placed on interpersonal skills such as networking and client management so when you qualify you have the breadth of skills required to be an excellent solicitor.

Opportunities during your training contract

Whilst we have offices in Cambridge, London, Reading and Southampton, our trainees are based in a ‘home’ office in either London or Reading. When applying we will ask you to express a preference to be based in one of these two locations.

Over four six month seats you will receive excellent legal training. You can expect to spend the majority of your training in your home location, but maybe required to travel to another office. All of our trainees will have the opportunity to express a preference for any of the seats available across all of our locations. Although it is not guaranteed, we will try to accommodate your preferences.

For more information about the trainee opportunities in London and Reading see our locations.


To support your legal studies we provide sponsorship for  the GDL, LPC and SQE. This includes payment of full fees for courses which are yet to be completed. If you have already completed the GDL or LPC we do still welcome your application.

This includes payment of full fees for courses which are yet to be completed.

We ask our future trainees to attend a BPP law school (Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Liverpool and Manchester). If there are personal reasons as to why you need to study elsewhere, we will consider your request.

We have agreed a menu of LPC electives, which are related to our practice areas, with BPP law school that our trainees can select. If you are successful in obtaining a training contract with us we provide further guidance before you make your final elective choices.

If you have already completed the GDL or LPC we do still welcome your application.

We also welcome applicants who are qualifying through the Solicitors Qualifying Exam.

Rewards and Benefit

Should you choose to build your career at BDB Pitmans we offer comprehensive benefits and rewards.

Employees can receive a wide range of benefits:

  • A minimum of 25 days annual leave per year
  • Biennial medical
  • Bonus scheme
  • Company pension
  • CSR Day
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption pay
  • Flexible working
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Private medical insurance