Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Commercial law firm
  • Year established:
    1834
  • Website:
    http://www.wragge.com
  • UK locations:
    London, West Midlands
  • Contact
    • 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2AS

About Wragge & Co


What is it like to work for Wragge & Co

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The company offers a broad range of development opportunities and programmes. There are online programmes that are available to all staff, including a business development programme which was developed especially for their staff. Their online Skills Guide provides development help for all individuals in the firm who can both plan their development and access a range of media to use themselves or in their teams. All staff have access to learning portals with development resources. One of the learning portals is produced by one of the UK's leading business schools and they customise part of it for their staff. There are also conferences and away days which often involve an element of sharing vision, development, teamwork and fun. Each person has a minimum of twice yearly appraisal discussions with their line managers to talk about their achievements, appraisal objectives, performance and to set their objectives or development points for the forthcoming year. The majority of their people will also receive regular feedback following work with clients or regular one to one meetings.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They take a genuine interest in their people and want to encourage every individual to be the best they can be. If someone has a disability or medical concern they will look as far as is reasonably possible to support that person. They understand it can be daunting to speak out and some people could be worried about how the firm, or their manager, might react if they asked for help. Therefore, last year we introduced Disability Champions who are available to help fellow employees by offering confidential, non-judgmental support and encouragement. This support will vary depending on the individual's situation and wishes but may just be providing a sympathetic ear or offering practical support by knowing where they can get appropriate help and guidance. They also support employees who are going through fertility treatment, which is an exceptionally stressful time, by offering confidential support by way of someone to talk to who has some understanding of what they are going through and time off for treatment and flexibility for appointments.

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
They work in partnership with Business Action on Homelessness (BAOH) and are heavily involved in the award-winning "Ready for Work" programme. In 2010 they offered 16 work placements to homeless people and have already provided 19 work placements so far. These placements take place in both legal and support teams across the business and have been a great success. One of the homeless young people who completed their BAOH work placement successfully applied for a secretarial role in their Property team after their placement had finished and is now a full-time member of staff in Birmingham.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    1014

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

  • Average Age:

    38

  • Earning £35,000+:

    49%

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