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8.1 / 10

(based on 14 ratings in 2015)

2015

"I found that the firm were very good at teaching non-legal skills."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm put a lot of time and effort into continuous training."
Second year trainee, London
"They are very good and fairly innovative."
First year trainee, London
"Although work commitments can sometimes interfere, the Professional Skills Courses offered are a good standard."
First year trainee, London
"The training is good at Baker & McKenzie, especially because there is department-specific training taught, as well as soft skills."
Second year trainee, London
"Every department has training during the first few weeks of a new seat. Some departments organise themselves better than others, but it depends on associate/partner availability. In my experience Professional Skills Courses training is erratic, and hard to manage if you are busy with billable work."
Second year trainee, London
"There is good training available, and I was given training on skills such as drafting, research and project management, among others."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"First rate - do their best to help us out at the beginning. I've heard that many other firms do not offer formal training programmes at the beginning of each seat."
Second year trainee, London
"The formal training is mixed, however there are chances to gain levels of responsibility not found elsewhere and this act to significantly supplement the training."
Second year trainee, Brussels
"Very good - frequent departmental training, and high quality professional skills courses for trainees covering everything from drafting to advocacy. A wide variety of optional courses too on everything from IT to networking."
First year trainee, London
"There is lots of training given by the department before you start each seat, and they provide lots of training going forward as well."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm places a massive emphasis on PSC training and personal development, which is all managed and delivered in-house. Lots of time is devoted to this."
Second year trainee, London
"Training programmes are very well organised and consistent. The best aspect is the ongoing departmental training sessions open to all the department, which consist of talks given on specific technical legal matters at least once a week for different skill sets. These are great for picking up legal and non-legal skills."
First year trainee, London
"The firm focuses heavily on soft skills and the sort of approach to take around clients. Trainees are confident in front of clients and the firm does a lot to ensure that this is the case."
Second year trainee, London
"All departments have specialised training for when a trainee joins the department, and some have ongoing training for the duration of the seat in that department."
First year trainee, London
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