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Formal Training

8.7 / 10

(based on 16 ratings in 2018)

2018

"The training programme is brilliant. You are encouraged to get involved in all sorts of things (both legal and non-legal) including pro bono, charity events, open days, sports and so on. I have acquired a range of legal skills during my first two seats but I have also acquired other general corporate and professional skills."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"Departments with larger numbers of trainees have very structured and high-quality training that gives you the required basics to do your job."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"There is a lot of formal training at the beginning of each seat, which is great."
First year trainee, London
"The induction training is useful and we get frequent departmental training."
Second year trainee, London
"The on-the-job training is great and you also get departmental training."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The firm runs lots of training programmes that you can enrol in such as LinkedIn workshops, beekeeping and well-being. There are also department-specific training events."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The training is of a very good quality and has a strong focus on learning through responsibility and experience."
First year trainee, Birmingham

2017

"The firm provides ongoing training and support in all departments, not just for trainees. There is a high level of support and there are professional support lawyers available in many departments who regularly run skill upgrade classes for their teams."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The firm requires you to do one contentious, one non-contentious, one real estate and one optional seat during the training contract. I think this exposes you to a wide range of practice areas and prevents you from limiting yourself to either contentious or non-contentious work without trying a seat in these areas."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"When you join the firm you are given a comprehensive induction to introduce you to an array of things including time recording and using the IT systems. You usually have a series of training sessions at the beginning of each seat that provide you with a good base understanding to prepare you for working in the group you have joined. Some teams even offer further internal training to impart knowledge on the predominant things you will come across during your seat."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The first week is spent undergoing training. There is further training that you can choose to book as well as various departmental training sessions."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"Trainee-specific training is offered at the start of each seat. We are also invited to departmental training when in a seat."
Second year trainee, London
"Training programmes are team dependent but each team aims to have training every couple of weeks."
Second year trainee, London
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