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Formal Training

7.0 / 10

(based on 13 ratings in 2017)

2017

"We attend the mandatory professional skills courses but internal training is limited."
Second year trainee, London
"We have limited up-front training, which can make the transition to a new seat more difficult. However, the corporate group ensures all fee earners (trainees, associates, counsel and partners) receive regular bi-weekly training."
Second year trainee, London
"There are good opportunities but the organisation could be better at times."
Second year trainee, London
"There's not much formal training as it's mainly learning on the job."
First year trainee, London
"We get regular in-house training and know-how sessions. There are always top-notch presentations."
First year trainee, London
"I think the training programme is good. The firm pays (and gives you time off) for all of the relevant professional skills courses. The six-month rotational system is also good. There are also regular training sessions at the firm with regard to the practice area you are working in at the time as well as introductory training."
First year trainee, London

2015

"While I have one criticism in that I feel that there is not that much formal training, I am sure that HR are taking this on board. The Corporate department has regular training seminars, although these are pitched at fairly senior lawyers. Generally, however, the quality of work is fantastic - especially as you move through your training contract. I have had significant responsibility for research, analysis and drafting with plenty of feedback and supervision."
First year trainee, London
"I have picked up a lot of skills when it comes to client contact, interpersonal skills and dealing with difficult clients. I have learnt a lot about the legal aspects that permeate the life sciences sector."
First year trainee, London
"Personally, I think that the firm could provide more formal training."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"We get regular presentations in the corporate group. There are not as many in other departments."
First year trainee, London
"There are plenty of introductory sessions teaching trainees how to navigate the firm's systems. Most departments run training (informal or more formal) for trainees. Most of my skills have been picked up honed through practise and getting the opportunity to use them."
First year trainee, London
"Each practice group has weekly/fortnightly training updates on the latest developments. External PSC courses are booked by the firm for each trainee. There are also seminars for legal writing."
First year trainee, London
"We get regular department training sessions in corporate, dispute resolution and regulatory."
First year trainee, London
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