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2017

"More transparency on big decisions such as seats."
Second year trainee, London
"I would organise exchange days with juniors at banks and other clients so trainees can gain a fuller understanding of how our roles fit together on deals."
First year trainee, London
"More transparency in the secondment allocation. I think partners should be more involved in this process, which is currently very HR centred."
Second year trainee, London but currently on an international secondment
"Increased transparency in the seat allocation and secondment allocation process."
First year trainee, London
"More training for trainers. I believe new trainers do receive some form of training beforehand but it would be good for all trainers, new and old, to undergo regular training and be updated on trainee feedback."
Second year trainee, London, but on currently on secondment to Singapore.
"More flexibility in terms of the firm's requirement for you to complete two of your four seats in either corporate, banking or ICM."
Second year trainee, London

2016

"A guaranteed international secondment."
First year trainee, London
"Greater choice when it comes to selecting departments to sit in."
First year trainee, London
"More formal and firm-wide flexibility on working remotely and internationally."
First year trainee, London
"A little more flexibility in tailoring our seat choices (for example, doing multiple seats in a department apart from banking)."
Second year trainee, London
"The international secondment could be available for third and fourth seaters, not just for your final seat."
First year trainee, London
"Let trainees work from home a bit more. It can actually be a great way to get things done uninterrupted."
Second year trainee, London
"More clarity on seat planning."
First year trainee, London

2015

"I would like the firm to make the secondment allocation process more transparent."
Second year trainee, London
"There could be more transparency with some HR decisions (e.g. secondments)."
Second year trainee, London
"I'd like the firm to offer guarantee international secondments to those that want them."
Second year trainee, London
"I'd like the firm to increase the amount of international secondments.."
Second year trainee, London
"There could be greater flexibility with seat planning."
Second year trainee, London
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