Trainee Retention

7.9 / 10

(based on 11 ratings in 2017)

2017

"There are good retention rates and, usually, only a couple of people go elsewhere or don't get the job in the department they want."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates have varied recently so it is difficult to say how many will remain with Ashurst from each intake. The most popular departments vary from round to round, which can also influence qualification."
Second year trainee, London
"They are better than the industry average, I suspect."
First year trainee, London
"The qualification process could be clearer at times and I feel that it could be set out from an earlier stage. However, the firm's process does help you to develop an idea of how and when to network, so I believe I am picking up skills that may be useful later on."
Second year trainee, Madrid, Spain
"Quite good, although HR's process is very opaque. We are not told how many jobs are on offer when we apply for qualification."
First year trainee, London

2016

"The firm, I understand, has a generally high retention rate."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates are very good. This is due to the firm wanting to retain each trainee rather than training up more than they can accommodate. That and people enjoying their seats."
First year trainee, London
"Generally very good and competitive retention rates each year."
First year trainee, London
"They vary year by year, and I think that is just because some intakes have lots of people who are interested in the same thing. The firm seems to want to keep as many people as they can, but if everyone wants to go to the same department, someone is going to be disappointed."
Second year trainee, London
"Usually quite high (approx 80%)."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The retention rates are consistently high and therefore I am hopeful I will be kept on upon qualification."
First year trainee, London
"Ashurst has high retention rates."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates are standard compared to other firms, but Ashurst ensures it doesn't take on more trainees than it will need as NQs."
First year trainee, London
"Ashurst have a good retention rate due to streamlining the process. The effect of this is there are only as many trainees as they need to take on. This means that as long as you work hard and engage with the firm, the firm will want to keep you too."
First year trainee, London

2014

"I am optimistic about the prospect of being kept at the end of my training contract."
First year trainee, London
"The general impression is good - if trainees are keen and competent it is unlikely for them not to be kept on."
First year trainee, Londn
"They had a dip last year and the year before, but I think they're on the rise again, and the future looks bright."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Previously good, although not sure on current situation."
First year trainee, London
"They used to be very steady but have dropped off recently. I am fairly confident about being retained but unfortunately maybe not in the department I would like."
Second year trainee, London
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