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2016

"More flexibility with working arrangements (eg occasionally being allowed to work from home)."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Qualification leave is increasingly the norm at other firms – it would be much appreciated here."
First year trainee, Bristol
"More consistency between the departments in their approach to training."
First year trainee, Bristol
"A more transparent process in seat allocation and secondment allocation."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"More secondment opportunities."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Give trainees an advance on their first month's salary when they join. It's a long wait building up debt until the end of the month when the first payday falls."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"More firm-run trainee training in black letter law."
First year trainee, Bristol
"More feedback. Not just when things need improving, but also when things are going well."
Second year trainee, Bristol

2015

"There could be more consistency of approach to training across departments."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I would like there to be more recognition of those who really go the extra mile and work long hours."
First year trainee, Bristol
"In my role I could potentially have more client contact."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"It would be nice if there were more secondment opportunities, (especially in your first year)."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The firm could introduce a better formal training programme with a more joined-up approach across departments."
Second year trainee, Bristol

2014

"I would like there to have been more secondments available; or at least one or two secondments abroad."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Better supervisor training and guidance for more consistent standards against which to conduct appraisals for all trainees."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"To have the choices for qualification made later in the fifth seat, to make it easier to judge whether you are interested in that one."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"It's a tough job for HR to place approximately 45 (across both year groups) trainees at each seat rotation, but there has been a degree of frustration over the lack of transparency at times over the process of allocating seats."
Second year trainee, Bristol
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