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2016

"Provide greater transparency as to the steps needed to be taken to make partner."
First year trainee, London
"Perhaps a broader commitment to extra activities and pro bono. You often see the same people organising and attending things."
First year trainee, London
"Better feedback from supervisors on a more regular basis."
First year trainee, Macfarlanes LLP
"Higher trainee salary; and the prospect of higher salaries for associates."
First year trainee, London
"Give feedback more consistently."
First year trainee, London
"Secondments abroad."
First year trainee, London
"Increase trainee pay."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"More control over which seats we do would be ideal."
Second year trainee, London
"I believe that the seat rotation rules should be changed."
First year trainee, London
"Having six four-month seats instead of four six-month seats would be an improvement."
Second year trainee, London
"No secondment would be an improvement, in my opinion."
Second year trainee, London
"Personally I believe that more secondment opportunities would be ideal."
Second year trainee, London
"More drafting exercises for trainees would improve the experience."
First year trainee, London
"A change would be to have more skills-based workshops for trainees, such as on negotiation, public speaking and drafting."
First year trainee, London
"I feel that there should be better appraisal schemes and feedback along the way."
First year trainee, London
"A little more structure would be beneficial to trainees."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"There could be more flexibility regarding seat choices."
First year trainee, London
"In my opinion there could be a more effective principal/mentoring system, as some trainees rarely use their principal as a point of contact."
Second year trainee, London
"I would like to have an international opportunity/secondment."
Second year trainee, London
"I think that not making certain seats compulsory could be useful."
Second year trainee, London
"I would like there to be a better work/life balance."
Second year trainee, London
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