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Pluses

2016

"Very supportive learning environment."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Seats in top-ranked departments. High-quality training and the opportunity to work on complex, high-profile claims."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"The people. Everyone is welcoming, friendly and engaging. The firm are prepared to train you properly and expose you to good work."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The people. The firm has the reputation of being 'friendly' and this is most certainly true. When training, it is important to feel comfortable asking questions and the vast majority of trainees feel they are able to do this here."
First year trainee, London
"The responsibility and quality of work is very high."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"Great teams and support to develop skills."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"Excellent training and support."
First year trainee, Chichester
"Friendly people and the opportunity to learn through doing tasks on live cases."
First year trainee, Birmingham

2015

"There is a small trainee intake at the firm which ensures that the trainee experience is kept personal."
First year trainee, London
"Pluses of working here include participating in a friendly and inclusive working environment with great people, and this enables trainees to ease into the law profession. Trainees are also given early responsibility with their work."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The people and the focus on trainee development are such positive aspects of the firm. The team always try to ensure that you are exposed to the right type of work, and not just meaningless admin tasks. There is a real focus on training, which shows how the firm take trainee development seriously. Trainees are also given a great deal of responsibility, and are made to feel like a valuable part of the team, not just another trainee passing through."
Second year trainee, London
"Exceptional training is provided for work in a professional but laid back environment, where the staff maintain a healthy work/life balance, while receiving a good salary."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"As a trainee I have been given a good range of complex, high level work. In addition, I have worked on a range of high-value cases and I have been given a lot of responsibility in working on these files."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"The firm promotes a positive work environment among all levels of staff, from trainees to partners, which shows the value of the quality training, and gives staff a sense of belonging, when the firm is very large."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The colleagues I had while working in an ambitious environment were a great benefit of working at the firm. I also found the hands-on training and levels of client contact client to be a positive factor."
Second year trainee, London
"The variety and responsibility of work given to trainees is, in my experience, beneficial to them. Trainees are also given a year-long seat in the second year of their training contract, which equips them well for qualification."
First year trainee, Leeds

2014

"Everyone is really friendly and the work is always interesting. All of my supervisors have tried to engage me in interesting work and have tried to develop me. There is also a really good work/life balance."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"When working as part of a team you are encouraged to ask questions and to improve your learning."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Great training, nice people, lots of encouragement."
Second year trainee, London
"The levels of client contact and responsibility. And having a friendly team."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"Great opportunities to develop and gain experience."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"Great informal atmosphere at work, approachable colleagues and superiors."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The supportive culture and innovative nature of the firm."
Second year trainee, London
"Great team of people and good work/life balance."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"IM is a forward looking firm; always looking to progress and improve."
First year trainee, London
"Access to clients and real legal work. Being able to learn on the job and make a real difference."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The variety of the work and the fact that right from the start you are actively involved in very interesting cases."
Second year trainee, Sheffield
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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