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Informal Training & Mentoring

8.4 / 10

(based on 13 ratings in 2015)


"From my experience partners are approachable at any time, as are solicitors and other members of staff."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"The solicitors and partners are all extremely accessible and are all more than happy to help. They will always take the time to explain what they would like you to do and to provide feedback on any work that you have completed for them. I regularly receive praise for my work and my contributions to the team as a whole."
Second year trainee, Sheffield
"My last supervisor was very thorough in thinking through the impact of work on my career path which was so refreshing. A partner praised my work to the client on a completion deal."
First year trainee, London
"Obviously there is some variety, but in every team I have found solicitors/partners who take a genuine interest in developing you, and who take the time to explain issues to you properly."
Second year trainee, London
"In each seat trainees get a supervisor - mine have all been great and I am convinced that they show a real interest in helping you to develop."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Every trainee has a supervisor and you have mid- and end-of-seat reviews. However, everyone is very approachable, and will always give you feedback if requested."
First year trainee, London


"The firm have an 'open-door' policy; we have an open-plan office where I sit with my team, so I just have to pop my head over my desk and the partner or other team members are there to help."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"I work closely with a supervisor and partner who are both very approachable and helpful."
First year trainee, Taunton
"This depends on the department you are working in. I find that generally if you submit a piece of work and don't hear anything, that's a good sign. If there is room for improvement then the solicitor concerned will let you know."
First year trainee, London
"Training and mentoring varies from team to team - some are very hands on with your training, whilst others prefer to let you get on with and refine it later. Feedback, when received, is generally constructive and helps you to develop, rather than just pointing out why what you did was incorrect."
Second year trainee, London
"My supervisor is great, as are the other fee-earners who sit around me. If I have any queries they are more than happy to help me out. Fee earners have also been great with sitting me down and giving me feedback on work I have conducted so far."
First year trainee, London
"The offices are open-plan, so you learn a lot of soft skills from observing. People are also very keen to impart knowledge and give advice."
First year trainee, London
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