Career planning

If you’re interested in becoming a solicitor and would like some guidance on what you need to do and when, our career planner can help you.

It shows the earliest point at which you can apply for our various programmes and which postgraduate courses you need to undertake if you are a law or a non-law student. However we don’t just recruit undergraduate students. Graduates are encouraged to apply for our programmes at any time within the application periods.

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STEM Workshop

You are eligible for this workshop if you are an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate in any science or engineering degree. This STEM focussed IP workshop is an opportunity to explore how a background in science or engineering can support a career in Intellectual Property Law at Bristows. Attendees of this workshop will take part in interactive sessions, case studies and networking throughout the day. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

IP Workshop for First Year Undergraduates

You are eligible for this workshop if you are a first year undergraduate, all degree disciplines can apply. This IP workshop is an opportunity to explore the practice of Intellectual Property Law at Bristows. Attendees of this workshop will take part in interactive sessions, Q&As and networking throughout the day. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

IP Workshop for First Year Undergraduates

You are eligible for this workshop if you are a first year undergraduate, all degree disciplines can apply. This IP workshop is an opportunity to explore the practice of Intellectual Property Law at Bristows. Attendees of this workshop will take part in interactive sessions, Q&As and networking throughout the day. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

IP Workshop

You are eligible for our annual IP workshops if you are in the second, penultimate or final year of an undergraduate degree (of any discipline), a graduate or a postgraduate. These structured IP workshops give you an insight into the firm and the work we do. We will run a variety of interactive sessions, a case study and networking throughout the day. The aim is to give you a true overview of Bristows and our working culture. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

Training Contract

You are currently eligible to apply for a Training Contract. We typically recruit two years in advance, so are currently recruiting for the cohort to join the firm in 2024. We are proud to offer a two-year period of training that will guarantee experience in Intellectual Property law, with a guaranteed six-month seat in our Patent Litigation practice, in addition to a wide variety of both transactional, advisory and litigation experience. While IP law is the firm’s specialism, we are a full-service law firm so encourage applicants to have an open mind about the career path they may take at Bristows.

See what we offer

Training Contract

You are currently eligible to apply for a Training Contract. We typically recruit two years in advance, so are currently recruiting for the cohort to join the firm in 2024. We are proud to offer a two-year period of training that will guarantee experience in Intellectual Property law, with a guaranteed six-month seat in our Patent Litigation practice, in addition to a wide variety of both transactional, advisory and litigation experience. While IP law is the firm’s specialism, we are a full-service law firm so encourage applicants to have an open mind about the career path they may take at Bristows.

See what we offer

IP Workshop

You are eligible for our annual IP workshops if you are in the second, penultimate or final year of an undergraduate degree (of any discipline), a graduate or a postgraduate. These structured IP workshops give you an insight into the firm and the work we do. We will run a variety of interactive sessions, a case study and networking throughout the day. The aim is to give you a true overview of Bristows and our working culture. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

IP Workshop

You are eligible for our annual IP workshops if you are in the second, penultimate or final year of an undergraduate degree (of any discipline), a graduate or a postgraduate. These structured IP workshops give you an insight into the firm and the work we do. We will run a variety of interactive sessions, a case study and networking throughout the day. The aim is to give you a true overview of Bristows and our working culture. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

IP Workshop

You are eligible for our annual IP workshops if you are in the second, penultimate or final year of an undergraduate degree (of any discipline), a graduate or a postgraduate. These structured IP workshops give you an insight into the firm and the work we do. We will run a variety of interactive sessions, a case study and networking throughout the day. The aim is to give you a true overview of Bristows and our working culture. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

IP Workshop for First Year Undergraduates

You are eligible for this workshop if you are a first year undergraduate, all degree disciplines can apply. This IP workshop is an opportunity to explore the practice of Intellectual Property Law at Bristows. Attendees of this workshop will take part in interactive sessions, Q&As and networking throughout the day. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

Training Contract

You are currently eligible to apply for a Training Contract. We typically recruit two years in advance, so are currently recruiting for the cohort to join the firm in 2024. We are proud to offer a two-year period of training that will guarantee experience in Intellectual Property law, with a guaranteed six-month seat in our Patent Litigation practice, in addition to a wide variety of both transactional, advisory and litigation experience. While IP law is the firm’s specialism, we are a full-service law firm so encourage applicants to have an open mind about the career path they may take at Bristows.

See what we offer

IP Workshop

You are eligible for our annual IP workshops if you are in the second, penultimate or final year of an undergraduate degree (of any discipline), a graduate or a postgraduate. These structured IP workshops give you an insight into the firm and the work we do. We will run a variety of interactive sessions, a case study and networking throughout the day. The aim is to give you a true overview of Bristows and our working culture. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

Training Contract

You are currently eligible to apply for a Training Contract. We typically recruit two years in advance, so are currently recruiting for the cohort to join the firm in 2024. We are proud to offer a two-year period of training that will guarantee experience in Intellectual Property law, with a guaranteed six-month seat in our Patent Litigation practice, in addition to a wide variety of both transactional, advisory and litigation experience. While IP law is the firm’s specialism, we are a full-service law firm so encourage applicants to have an open mind about the career path they may take at Bristows.

See what we offer

IP Workshop

You are eligible for our annual IP workshops if you are in the second, penultimate or final year of an undergraduate degree (of any discipline), a graduate or a postgraduate. These structured IP workshops give you an insight into the firm and the work we do. We will run a variety of interactive sessions, a case study and networking throughout the day. The aim is to give you a true overview of Bristows and our working culture. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

Training Contract

You are currently eligible to apply for a Training Contract. We typically recruit two years in advance, so are currently recruiting for the cohort to join the firm in 2024. We are proud to offer a two-year period of training that will guarantee experience in Intellectual Property law, with a guaranteed six-month seat in our Patent Litigation practice, in addition to a wide variety of both transactional, advisory and litigation experience. While IP law is the firm’s specialism, we are a full-service law firm so encourage applicants to have an open mind about the career path they may take at Bristows.

See what we offer

IP Workshop

You are eligible for our annual IP workshops if you are in the second, penultimate or final year of an undergraduate degree (of any discipline), a graduate or a postgraduate. These structured IP workshops give you an insight into the firm and the work we do. We will run a variety of interactive sessions, a case study and networking throughout the day. The aim is to give you a true overview of Bristows and our working culture. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

IP Workshop

You are eligible for our annual IP workshops if you are in the second, penultimate or final year of an undergraduate degree (of any discipline), a graduate or a postgraduate. These structured IP workshops give you an insight into the firm and the work we do. We will run a variety of interactive sessions, a case study and networking throughout the day. The aim is to give you a true overview of Bristows and our working culture. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

STEM Workshop

You are eligible for this workshop if you are an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate in any science or engineering degree. This STEM focussed IP workshop is an opportunity to explore how a background in science or engineering can support a career in Intellectual Property Law at Bristows. Attendees of this workshop will take part in interactive sessions, case studies and networking throughout the day. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

Training Contract

You are currently eligible to apply for a Training Contract. We typically recruit two years in advance, so are currently recruiting for the cohort to join the firm in 2024. We are proud to offer a two-year period of training that will guarantee experience in Intellectual Property law, with a guaranteed six-month seat in our Patent Litigation practice, in addition to a wide variety of both transactional, advisory and litigation experience. While IP law is the firm’s specialism, we are a full-service law firm so encourage applicants to have an open mind about the career path they may take at Bristows.

See what we offer

Training Contract

You are currently eligible to apply for a Training Contract. We typically recruit two years in advance, so are currently recruiting for the cohort to join the firm in 2024. We are proud to offer a two-year period of training that will guarantee experience in Intellectual Property law, with a guaranteed six-month seat in our Patent Litigation practice, in addition to a wide variety of both transactional, advisory and litigation experience. While IP law is the firm’s specialism, we are a full-service law firm so encourage applicants to have an open mind about the career path they may take at Bristows.

See what we offer

FastTrack STEM Workshop

You are eligible for this workshop if you are a graduate or postgraduate in any science or engineering degree who has either studied or is currently studying, the GDL. This STEM focussed IP workshop is an opportunity for those who wish to kick-start their career in the 2023 Trainee intake at Bristows and who wish to explore how a background in science or engineering can support a career in Intellectual Property Law at Bristows. Attendees of this workshop will take part in interactive sessions, case studies and networking throughout the day. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

STEM Workshop

You are eligible for this workshop if you are an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate in any science or engineering degree. This STEM focussed IP workshop is an opportunity to explore how a background in science or engineering can support a career in Intellectual Property Law at Bristows. Attendees of this workshop will take part in interactive sessions, case studies and networking throughout the day. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

STEM Workshop

You are eligible for this workshop if you are an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate in any science or engineering degree. This STEM focussed IP workshop is an opportunity to explore how a background in science or engineering can support a career in Intellectual Property Law at Bristows. Attendees of this workshop will take part in interactive sessions, case studies and networking throughout the day. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops

STEM Workshop

You are eligible for this workshop if you are an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate in any science or engineering degree. This STEM focussed IP workshop is an opportunity to explore how a background in science or engineering can support a career in Intellectual Property Law at Bristows. Attendees of this workshop will take part in interactive sessions, case studies and networking throughout the day. The day will include a session on future applications to Bristows with the Graduate Recruitment Team.

See our available workshops