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2016

"It's an international presence and a growing firm both in terms of geographical footprint and personnel. There's a range of secondment options for second-seat trainees and it has a good standing in the departments I was interested in."
Second year trainee, London
"One of the big drivers for me was the sector approach for the firm as well as a guaranteed secondment. However, their winning factor was their friendliness and enthusiasm."
First year trainee, London
"It's an international firm with several offices in Scotland. I like the type of work carried out by the firm and the opportunities for secondments."
First year trainee, Aberdeen
"Everyone said the people were very friendly. It's a top international law firm and that meant I could use my language skills. Also, the training at CMS/D&W was highly recommended."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"The wide availability of international and client secondments as well as the strong European presence."
Second year trainee, London
"The secondment opportunities, the size of firm, the breadth of practice areas."
First year trainee, London
"Being a large commercial firm it ticked all the boxes for me. Having a large variety of secondment opportunities and seat choices was also very appealing."
First year trainee, Glasgow
"I liked the idea of doing quality work in a non-magic circle firm. I was also attracted to CMS' high rankings for energy, projects and corporate work, as well as its international footprint."
Second year trainee, London
"The reputation and information provided by current trainees as well as the potential for progression."
First year trainee, London
"I wanted to work for the top firm in Scotland."
First year trainee, Edinburgh

2015

"Amazing secondment opportunities drew me towards the firm: the likes of Goldman Sachs, Unilever, IBM, Deutsche Bank for client secondments and Brazil, Moscow, Beijing and Mexico for international office secondments. A secondment is guaranteed for every trainee."
First year trainee, London
"The sector focus and culture encouraged me to apply here."
Second year trainee, London
"The size and culture of the firm, as well as the variety of practice areas/clients encouraged me to apply here."
First year trainee, London
"The firm offer international opportunities and work and have strength in Europe and in Portuguese-speaking markets. I was also encouraged to apply here by their strength in interesting practice areas such as energy."
First year trainee, London
"The Bristol location was attractive to me, as was the firm's work."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I was encouraged to apply here because of the firm's excellent reputation for training, and their strong presence in the Scottish market."
First year trainee, Edinburgh

2014

"The mandatory secondments (with either a well-known client or in a foreign office) and the areas of work encouraged me to apply to CMS."
First year trainee, London
"A combination of factors encouraged me to choose CMS: its good reputation in a number of different practice areas; good quality work; good training and support."
First year trainee, London
"I thoroughly enjoyed my summer placement at CMS and appreciated how nice everyone was."
First year trainee, Glasgow
"There are lots of firms out there who are good at what they do, have good work and will give you a good training. There are less of them that will inspire loyalty in you and make you want to build your career there - CMS is one of those. I would have chosen to stay at CMS over any other firm on qualification."
Second year trainee, london
"CMS offers a guaranteed secondment, and displays consistent strength across its practice areas."
Second year trainee, London
"Reputation, challenging environment, career possibilities, training systems in place and friendly culture."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Large European footprint, and growing firm. Ranked highly in the UK and across Europe. Friendly people and great culture. Good benefits/subsidies/salary."
First year trainee, London
"The balance being it being a really friendly and supportive firm, whilst it also being a firm that has a strong reputation for completing high quality work that they would let trainees get involved in."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"I initially joined D&W as it was the best firm in Scotland. Now with the merger, CMS is the best firm in Scotland and is well placed to be one of the best in the world."
Second year trainee, Glasgow

2013

"Overseas/client secondments are guaranteed in your second seat, and the high level of corporate social responsibility opportunities available."
First year trainee, London
"I wanted to work for an international law firm with a focus on Europe. I was very keen to work with big clients and to have the opportunity to do a client secondment or go abroad. All of this pointed me in the direction of CMS and the friendliness of everyone at the firm during the vacation scheme sold it to me completely."
First year trainee, London
"I chose to apply to CMS Cameron McKenna because of the firm's reputation in the energy sector and upon hearing many positive recommendations. I knew the quality of work would be strong and that it offered a great deal of opportunities for career development. Primarily, however, I chose to work for the firm following such a positive experience within the office itself on vacation scheme. The firm culture, the staff and the environment within the office really made it stand out as a fantastic place to work."
First year trainee, Aberdeen
"Blue-chip clients and friendly atmosphere. Amazing secondment opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"I wanted to do city-level work without working in London, and in particular the Bristol office's guarantee of a seat in banking was particularly appealing. Also the guarantee of a secondment during training was a major plus."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Friendly, well positioned in league tables, open culture, in London, good standard and variety of work, great seat options to work abroad or with a client."
First year trainee, London
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