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Trainee Retention

8.5 / 10

(based on 25 ratings in 2016)


"Retention rates are good, and I get the impression the firm do all they can to retain trainees."
First year trainee, Leeds
"There are more trainees than jobs available and, depending on what job you are looking for, there is no guarantee you will be kept on."
First year trainee, London
"Eversheds' retention rates have consistently been extremely high. I have every confidence that the firm will want to take me on as a new qualifier when I qualify, as it truly values its staff."
First year trainee, Cardiff
"I was always very confident, but the jobs list for the current intake has been released and contains 15 jobs for 20+ trainees. So now I am less confident."
First year trainee, London
"In my office there are enough new qualifier vacancies for the year's qualifying trainees."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"They are high to know that there is not a lack of seats, but not high enough to make me believe they can take everyone and anyone. They are very careful to select people who they believe will stick with the firm and believe in its values."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has excellent retention rates and will ensure wherever possible that trainees will be kept on as new qualifiers."
Second year trainee, Cardiff
"We are assured from the very start that the trainee recruitment process is so thorough and competitive because trainees are investments. The firm would ideally like to keep all trainees. There is not a 100% retention rate, however this may not be as a result of there not being enough jobs. I get the feeling that as long as you are a hard worker, they will try their very best to keep you as a new qualifier."
First year trainee, Cardiff
"I think that Cardiff especially has quite high retention rates. I can't imagine any of the trainees wanting to go and work anywhere else!"
First year trainee, Cardiff


"I think that the retention rates are good; especially in the Manchester office. Both this year and last year there were more jobs than trainees and everyone got the NQ position they wanted."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The retention rates at Eversheds are generally quite good but like all firms, this will depend on which department you want to qualify in. Some departments are more popular than others and will therefore be more tricky to qualify into. However, as long as you make a good impression, you will be considered for the role."
First year trainee, Cardiff
"I have an NQ job. Retention rates are good - if you choose to leave they will ask why, so they are clearly keen to keep as many of us on as possible. Generally people only leave if there isn't a job available in the area they want to qualify into."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"I think that trainee retention rates are very good here. This is because there are lots of jobs are available, and the firm is flexible in letting you qualify into different Eversheds offices."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I believe that retention rates are excellent here, and that trainees feel secure in their prospects of NQ job offers with the firm."
First year trainee, Birmingham


"Eversheds' retention rate is high and one of the reasons that I chose to apply."
First year trainee, Manchester
"Retention is very good, and there are usually more NQ positions than there are trainees so there are lots of options at qualification stage."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The firm has a good retention rate. It seems very predictable that you would get a job based on your performance and there seems to be enough jobs for everyone."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"High retention rates here at Eversheds, as almost all who want to be kept on are."
First year trainee, London
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