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2016

"A slightly more competitive salary would be nice."
First year trainee, Bristol
"More organised interaction with newly qualified solicitors."
First year trainee, Exeter
"More training and feedback from supervising partners."
First year trainee, Bristol
"More holiday entitlement and also more choice on seats in certain offices."
First year trainee, London
"Supervisors spending more time with trainees to show off their practice area."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"It would be an improvement if it was more clear which departments would have seats available. It would also be better if a greater period of notice could be given for our next seat."
First year trainee, Exeter
"Be more honest at the outset with applicants about the limited prospects of working in certain departments, primarily the private client areas. Put more pressure on supervisors to carry out the mid-seat and end-of-seat reviews properly and on time."
Second year trainee, Exeter

2015

"A more open seat move process and more communication regarding the available options and expected time-scales would be an improvement."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"I think that supervisors should be required to sit down with their new trainees on the first day of their seat."
First year trainee, Exeter
"Confirming seat moves more quickly would be ideal."
Second year trainee, Exeter

2014

"I would like the firm to inform trainees sooner of their next department."
First year trainee, Exeter
"Dealing with seat moves was never smooth however a new system has now been introduced as a result of our feedback which is working much better."
Second year trainee, Exeter
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