Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2018)
"Ambitious and innovative!"
8.0 / 10
Formal Training
6.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.9 / 10
8.1 / 10
6.8 / 10
7.3 / 10
Pro Bono
4.3 / 10


  • Work given to trainees is of a high quality and includes a good amount of client contact.
  • Hours are considered very reasonable for the industry and allow a good work/life balance.
  • The firm's friendly atmosphere makes it an enjoyable place to work.
  • Retention at Kennedys is very high as the firm aims to keep as many trainees as possible.


  • Workloads can be variable so there may be very quiet periods.
  • Some trainees would like more control over the seats they want to take.
  • Salaries are not seen as being particularly competitive compared to other firms.
  • Departments are based across different offices, meaning your options are limited by where you work.

What insiders say about...

"To prepare for the interview you should research recent trends in the insurance market,..."

"This varies from team to team. Some teams are more hierarchical and formal than others..."

"We only had a day of induction, which was unfortunate. However, I understand that..."

"There's a lot of assistance on hand. Supervisors give good advice and are never too..."

"The office is relatively nice and the location is good. It would be nice to have..."

"Hours vary between teams. 9.00 am – 6.00 pm is normal with some teams working late..."

"Pay is very competitive for trainees in Manchester."

"Free drinks and good food on the top floor at the end of every month is a good perk...."

"It was a five stage process involving an application, verbal reasoning tests, assessment..."

"What important change did you implement in your last job?"

"We're moving towards being paperless."

"Diversity is not an issue that is often 'pushed' but the overall approach of the..."

"Client interaction and responsibilities given vary depending on the team. In some,..."

"I'm not aware of any pro bono work."

"Really good working hours and environment."

"The practice areas demand a high level of work and fast-paced turnover. It can be..."

"I attended an open day and was encouraged by the warmness of those I met - they aren't..."

"Retention is good overall but not everybody was able to move straight into their..."

"We have a charity raffle every year and the winners get to attend a Christmas lunch..."

"Vibrant, fast-moving, forward-thinking and practical."

"Kennedys have a legal apprentice scheme for people straight out of school."

"More consistency in supervision and/or transparency regarding seats would help to..."

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