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Trainee Retention

8.1 / 10

(based on 15 ratings in 2016)

2016

"The retention rates are good."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Retention rates are pretty strong, with more new qualifier jobs than trainees at the moment."
First year trainee, London
"The firm very much has an attitude of 'if you're good enough, we'll do all we can to keep you'."
First year trainee, London
"In the Leeds office, seven out of eight trainees have been retained."
First year trainee, Leeds
"I'm confident that I'll be kept on as a new qualifier. There are lots of different opportunities for qualification. They are also happy for you to move to a different office if you want to qualify there instead. Retention rates are good."
First year trainee, Leeds
"Retention rates are generally very good. It's unlikely that the firm can always make everyone happy, but generally a very high percentage of trainees are and it's easy to have the conversations with the respective departments throughout your training contract."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention rates are generally high. While qualification is a formal process, partners in the teams you have sat in are generally good at giving you an early indication if they would like you to join their team."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Retention rates are good, but you can be faced with competition for the seat that you might want."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"Retention rates here, I believe, are above industry standard. The firm is growing, so I am confident that there will be positions available."
First year trainee, Manchester
"I have found that retention rates in Manchester have been excellent, and I have accepted an NQ position."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I believe that the firm often sees trainees as an investment, so on qualification most people feel secure that they will be kept on."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I have found that high retention rates occur even when people aren't offered jobs in their preferred seat, as the firm makes the effort to offer alternative options, and provide experience where required in order to try to retain trainees on qualification."
First year trainee, London

2013

"There are enough jobs for all the trainees (which isn't true of most of the firms in Manchester) and the partners have been open to talking about NQ preferences."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Retention rates are excellent - they try and keep good people."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Retention rates are good but not all departments have NQ vacancies so a few will have to go elsewhere."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"The retention rates have historically been good however, training contracts may not be varied enough which results in a lot of competition for one job."
Second year trainee, London
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