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Trainee Retention

7.5 / 10

(based on 18 ratings in 2016)

2016

"They seem very high."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates at the firm are usually really good but it's not clear how Brexit will impact qualification opportunities in a few years' time."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates are pretty good but a lot will depend on post-Brexit fallout and which seats are popular in any given intake. International opportunities for qualification also increase the variety of the offering."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is keen to keep the retention rates quite high (80%+) but the market has changed, especially in light of Brexit, so as trainees we are more concerned about qualification positions in the future."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates have been historically very strong (between 80–90%). The qualification process tends to depend on whether the departments you sat in are hiring."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates have generally been high but competition for new qualifier positions feel intense in my intake. Plus, we are all worried about how the firm will react to Brexit when it comes to hiring next time."
Second year trainee, London
"The retention system is transparent and retention rates are consistently high."
First year trainee, London
"They are historically very high and, if you work hard and are good at what you do, there has never been an issue."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The department I want to qualify in is small and popular, so I know my chances of retention are lower than others. But generally, the firm has good retention rates."
First year trainee, London
"Retention is good in more general departments, however specialist departments are harder to qualify into."
Second year trainee, London
"Given that the niche areas appeal to me more, I'd have to say it's touch and go whether I'll be kept on. But for those interested in the more general banking and corporate roles I think confidence should be high."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates are generally good and most people can stay if they want to."
Second year trainee, London
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