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Trainee Benefits

Salary and benefits
Our trainee starting salary is £40,000 per annum and newly qualified solicitors can expect to be paid £64,000 per annum. Our trainee salaries are reviewed annually.

Once we have offered you a training contract we will support you to complete your GDL and LPC and provide sponsorship for the GDL and LPC fees and give you a maintenance grant to assist with your day to day living expenses.

Our staff work in an environment focused on your development, providing training both ‘on the job’, on training courses and via departmental training.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which is designed to support you across your financial, physical personal wellbeing. Find out more about what your benefits package may include below.


Financial wellbeing
Pension scheme
Private health care
Life assurance
Season ticket loan
Long term disability cover
Staff introductory bonus
Conveyancing grant
Give as you earn scheme
Long service award


Physical and emotional wellbeing
Eye test/contribution towards glasses
Cycle to work scheme
Flu injection
Wellbeing programme


Personal and family wellbeing

25 days annual leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Employee assistance programme
Agile working
NQ Solicitor leave*

Office location and facilities
With offices in Bankside and Mayfair you will get to experience the best of London, from the heritage buildings and boutiques in the West End to the rapidly evolving Southwark skyline and riverside. You will have easy access to many fantastic restaurants and theatres as well as the opportunity to visit the hub of art galleries and exhibitions nearby. The Bankside Buzz card means you are eligible to participate in all sorts of events in the local areas as well as receive discounts in a number of participating shops, restaurants and bars.

We also have an office in Oxford that trainees are able to work from during their Private Client & Tax seat.

Social and Sporting
Our trainees are expected to work hard and produce high quality work but we also value the importance of a social life and will encourage you to get away in the evenings in time to enjoy yourselves.

Boodle Hatfield is a very friendly firm and even before you join as a trainee you will be invited to the annual Christmas and Summer parties so you can get to know your fellow trainees and other staff.

We also host end of month drinks in the office which everyone is encouraged to join.

We offer regular sporting activities including football and netball games as well as running weekly yoga sessions and participating in annual cricket and softball matches with clients.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in social events organised either in-house or with clients and other firms. We are well aware of the valuable contribution that all staff can make to strengthening client contacts and loyalties. Recent social events with clients include the annual cricket matches against Grosvenor, football and softball matches, a World Cup Table Football competition against clients.

The Social Committee regularly organise activities for staff from the ever popular music quiz to the “Boodle’s Got Talent” and Boodle Hatfield’s own take on the popular “Strictly Come Dancing” show in which every department fields at least one act to display their talents.

And, of course, people regularly meet for an informal drink after work at one of the many local bars or restaurants.

In addition to this we have a wellbeing programme which includes monthly key speakers in topics of interest, monthly Time to Talk sessions and we have a wellbeing hub which hosts a range of resources on our website.

Transport
The office has easy access to a large number of tube lines and local buses. For more information on our specific office locations and office directions, please click here.