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Clyde & Co LLP

Formal Training

7.5 / 10

(based on 20 ratings in 2018)

2018

"We get lots of training through the learning and development department."
First year trainee, London
"The training could be improved in respect of things like telephone skills and meetings as these are softer skills that some trainees do not have."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The training provided during the professional skills course and ongoing elective modules has been of a high quality. This is especially true with regards to advocacy and business courses. The external trainers that were brought in were very helpful and the internal learning and development trainer was very good at making the classes informative and enjoyable. We had some good classes on confidence and communication provided by an external provider too, which was not really about the law but about our own development and skill set."
First year trainee, London
"The firm offers a variety of training. Some legal skills that I've picked up include advocacy, negotiation and drafting skills. I've also picked up non-legal skills such as networking."
Second year trainee, London
"There are a lot of lunchtime training sessions and presentations from people like Cath Kidston."
First year trainee, London
"We had a three-week training programme at the start of our training contract in which we completed 90% of the training required by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority."
First year trainee, London
"Several legal training sessions are held every week. There are also non-legal courses such as networking skills, mindfulness and mental health etc."
London
"There's a huge variety of legal and non-legal training. If you feel you need training in a particular area, it's easy to ask for it and get it arranged too."
First year trainee, London

2017

"The firm puts on a series of training courses as part of the professional skills course and various other areas. Topics include: negotiation gaining, retaining and dealing with clients' conduct, confidence and communication, and managing performance, priorities and pressure. There are also various other lunchtime talks from litigation experts."
First year trainee, London
"Plenty of training courses are routinely offered (usually there is at least one each week). A number are aimed primarily at trainees. I have picked up advocacy skills and can generally speak more confidently in public. I also have a better understanding of finance and investment."
First year trainee, London
"This is very well put together with lots of training sessions and plenty of on-the-job experience. Supervisors recognise that they need to train you."
First year trainee, London
"The professional skills course training is front-loaded so 90% of it is completed in the first three weeks of the training contract."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The training programmes are very good, as is the team that delivers them. The induction was extremely well organised."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has training contract schemes and apprenticeship schemes in both London and Manchester. I've picked up and strengthened a variety of skills including negotiation skills and communication and interpersonal skills. I've also gained vast litigation experience including file handling, settling claims, preparing court documents, interviewing witnesses and taking witness statements, negotiating settlements, instructing and liaising with counsel, and problem solving. The client contact has been great, both with insurer clients and insureds."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"We have an excellent mentor dedicated to learning and development. The professional skills course is front-loaded, which is a great way to ensure you meet all of the Solicitors Regulation Authority requirements and can then focus on attending training that you are interested in. There's also an online training platform so you can sign up to whichever courses you are interested in."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has really good training programmes and there is lots of internal training available. We have a training session almost every other week, which is really useful."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The training scheme is front loaded to the start of the training contract, so all the key skills are built up with a good foundation."
First year trainee, London
"The trainee induction is good and all in-house, and internally there are lots of opportunities to train provided."
First year trainee, London
"I have found that formal training varies greatly between individuals and departments, with some supervisors appearing relatively unconcerned about whether or not trainees have specific training during his or her contract. That said, the training is well organised, and there are many opportunities to attend seminars and talks."
Second year trainee, London
"PSC training is front loaded. There are a variety of PSC electives throughout the year, alongside a great deal of learning and development seminars, sometimes from external speakers."
First year trainee, London

2014

"The PSC courses are very well organised. We also have compulsory dispute resolution lunchtime training sessions which take you through issues during the litigation process."
First year trainee, London
"Upon joining the firm there is a comprehensive introduction. You also receive on-going training throughout your career."
First year trainee, London
"As well as the PSC core modules we have lunchtime talks on a variety of subjects."
First year trainee, London
"There is a lot of training on a variety of topics often with external speakers - this is very good for commercial awareness."
First year trainee, London
"We have been given a wide range of compulsory and optional training in a variety of legal and non-legal areas."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"The firm has regular training sessions (at least one or two a week) which trainees are encouraged to attend. There are also departmental training/know-how sessions held on a regular basis."
First year trainee, London
"There are regular lectures/seminars both on the law and on other skills."
First year trainee, London
"The training here is excellent. There are regular lunch and learn sessions on a variety of topics. The trainee practical skills course is completed in-house at Clyde & Co, meaning it is catered towards the needs of the firm. Generally this is of a good quality."
First year trainee, London
"I have acquired a variety of legal skills, including drafting and document handling. Practical skills include time-management and engagement with clients, barristers and other external associations."
First year trainee, London
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