Formal Training

7.2 / 10

(based on 19 ratings in 2017)

2017

"The non-rotational training allows you to see a deal from start to finish."
First year trainee, London
"The first year has a fairly intense training programme that covers all of the firm's practice areas."
Second year trainee, London
"The non-rotational scheme is really what sets this firm's training contract apart from any others. It takes a specific type of personality to make the best use of this training scheme but the freedom to forge your own path offered by this firm's training contract is unmatched in the City and represents an amazing opportunity to truly decide what type of lawyer you aspire to be."
Second year trainee, London
"We have training continuums twice a week where lawyers at the top of their respective fields give us a quick run through of their area."
First year trainee, London
"Our training is non-rotational so we pick up a diverse range of skills including time management, client management, general organisation, business development and many more."
First year trainee, London
"We have a continuum training programme that involves (on average) two and sometimes three training sessions a week from experienced lawyers. One issue is that the order they're run in is dependent on lawyer availability so doesn't always seem logical. It's all useful though."
First year trainee, London
"The training system comprises bi-weekly formal training sessions in the first year, legal update seminars as required and weekly associate training (to which trainees are invited). The information presented is useful even though presentations often overrun the allotted time. One issue is that the non-rotational structure of the training contract means it can be difficult to ensure that the training is delivered at the most helpful time. This may just be a structural limitation of the non-rotational system (and, if so, I think the benefits of this system outweigh this disadvantage) but I think more work could be done on structuring these sessions more innovatively, given that we have an innovative training system."
Second year trainee, London
"You get a high degree of responsibility early on in the training contract, which gives trainees the ability to run with something when they are capable of doing so. The structure of the system requires trainees to meet others within the firm in order to source work. Personally, I feel that this has developed my people skills and enabled me to learn from many different kinds of lawyers."
Second year trainee, London
"Training is front-loaded in your first year with two or three training sessions per week from various departments. Non-legal skills are developed at various seminars such as those given by the women's group."
Second year trainee, London
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