Legal Trainee Scheme 2019

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About the Legal Trainee Scheme

We are looking for four LPC graduates who can start work with us in September 2019.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work as part of the BBC’s extended legal team for two years of excellent training and unique work experience.  It is an opportunity to be part of the team that provides the essential professional legal services which enable the BBC to enrich people’s lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain. 

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to the BBC and an understanding of the many areas of law that we deal with on an everyday basis. This includes not only commercial law, litigation, intellectual property, data protection, employment, fair trade and competition, but supporting all the varied needs of one of the creative sector’s biggest employers.

This competitive scheme attracts bright commercially-aware aspiring lawyers from all backgrounds who want to develop their legal career in-house and work in a fast paced and exciting environment which will give them an opportunity to be involved in a wide range of quality legal work from day one. They will get the chance to work with extremely talented lawyers and business colleagues across the BBC and to build their legal career as part of a very large and supportive in-house team.

What’s on offer?

A 24 month fixed-term contract paying circa £28k in the first year and rising to £32K in the second year (including London weighting) and leading to qualification with the SRA as a solicitor.    

There will be three six-month rotations in Intellectual Property, BBC Worldwide, Rights and Business Affairs plus one seat in private practice, all based in London.

Professional Skills Course provided externally but sponsored by the BBC.

What you need to apply

Applicants must have completed their LPC or be students who will have passed the LPC and be ready to start in September 2019.  

Application is via the application form on this website. Applicants must normally have a 2:1 degree, but we will consider any extenuating circumstances. Those who are initially longlisted will be invited to sit an online Watson Glaser critical thinking test.  Those who perform best in the test will then proceed to an assessment and interviews in London in the Autumn. Successful applicants will begin their training contract in mid-September 2019.

The BBC is committed to diversity and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply. If you have a disability the BBC Extend Hub will help you with any adjustments necessary for your application, assessment and for when you start on the scheme. You will be directed to the Hub if you declare a disability in your application.

Applications close on Friday 28th July 2017.