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Trainee Retention

8.1 / 10

(based on 12 ratings in 2018)

2018

"Bristows aims to keep all of its trainees and I feel confident that there is a place at the firm for everyone that gets hired."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is generally very good and tries to keep most people on if it can. As we are a small firm this can sometimes be problematic if too many people want to qualify into either the same department or one of the firm's smaller teams."
Second year trainee, London
"The retention rates are excellent but if a lot of the trainees want to qualify into the same department then there may not be space for everyone."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates at Bristows are exemplary."
First year trainee, London
"The firm only aims to recruit the number of trainees it expects to be able to take on as new qualifiers and the partners make a real effort to find spots in their departments. This isn't always possible, especially depending on the spread of departments that trainees express an interest in during a given year, so a few trainees may choose not to stay."
Second year trainee, London
"The high retention rate at Bristows reflects the level of investment the firm puts into its trainees, as well as how invested the trainees are in Bristows."
First year trainee, London

2017

"Retention rates tend to be good at the firm but it is always difficult to tell. Brexit may make the firm more apprehensive about hiring."
Second year trainee, London
"Bristows usually has a good retention rate as about eight or nine out of ten people stay on. There are also no formal interviews or applications for applying to stay on, which takes some of the pressure away."
First year trainee, London
"The firm usually keeps almost all of its trainees. While HR have tried to be reassuring, all the partners I have spoken to across different departments have been very conservative about the numbers they think they will retain."
Second year trainee, London

2016

"Very good. Most trainees are kept on."
First year trainee, London
"They normally find a space for everyone who wants one."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention rates are good but it's possible that there won't be a position in the department into which you want to qualify."
First year trainee, London
"They're good. Most people who want to stay will get offered a job somewhere. The process is a bit unclear though."
Second year trainee, London
"Excellent. The feeling is that the firm will keep everyone unless they really screw up. Sometimes one or two people leave, but this is because they want to qualify into an area that the firm doesn't have any space in."
London
"Generally good, but who knows what it will be like for our year group?"
First year trainee, London
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