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2016

"Ensure supervisors are thorough in completing feedback, it can be frustrating chasing to no avail."
First year trainee, Leeds
"More focus on support and pastoral care and less emphasis on self-reliance and self-development."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Offer more seat choices, even if this includes seats only offered in other offices."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"Drop the litigation seat and allow trainees to just take the course instead."
First year trainee, London
"Greater ability to move between offices for seats."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"More informal feedback from senior colleagues."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"More international opportunities for regional trainees. These are mainly taken by London trainees right now. Also, remove the requirement for a contentious seat."
Second year trainee, London
"Better supervision of trainee time and how it is spent. I think the variety and type of work can vary greatly, especially on secondment. The supervision can, in many ways, disappear altogether."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Greater transparency on trainee seat moves and secondment applications."
First year trainee, Leeds
"Increase regional salary across the board to align more with London salaries."
First year trainee, Manchester

2015

"I believe that there should be greater opportunities for client secondments outside of London."
First year trainee, Manchester
"I think that there should be more flexibility to move within the offices throughout the UK, as I find that they operate very separately at the moment, and that there is very little room to move, for example from Sheffield to London. That said, the firm operates on a very wide scale so it is understandable that this may be challenging."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"There should be greater choice with seat moves, as trainees have to give three choices on where they want to spend their next seat, which can mean that sometimes trainees are not able to spend six months in their seat of choice."
Second year trainee, London
"I think that six four month seats would be more beneficial to all trainees, as it enables you to see more of the firm's wide variety of specialisms, and gives you the opportunity to sit in the department into which you wish to qualify in your final four months."
First year trainee, Leeds
"I think that there should be a more social environment within the firm."
First year trainee, London
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