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2016

"More capacity for advisory groups to take trainees. Too much emphasis on corporate, finance and litigation."
First year trainee, London
"More flexibility with seat rotations and choices."
Second year trainee, London
"A change in policy with regard to work capacity, so that the work gets shared around in a more balanced way."
Second year trainee, London
"More international secondments."
Second year trainee, London
"Try to get uniformity of supervision style."
First year trainee, London

2015

"There could be more transparency in the seat selection process - this should be being addressed in the next rotation."
First year trainee, London
"I would like there to be more international secondment opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"Greater transparency around seat choices would be nice."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Higher retention rates and earlier advice about the opportunities, both legal and non-legal that follow from a career in different departments, so that we can make a more informed choice about our career path."
Second year trainee, London
"I believe there should be more transparency about decision-making in relation to the trainees."
Second year trainee, London
"I would assign a mentor to each trainee."
First year trainee, London
"I would like the firm to offer three-month seat rotations so trainees can experience a wider range of seats."
Second year trainee, London
"Better chances of qualification, more open process."
First year trainee, London
"No compulsory secondment - it's a waste of a seat when so few departments are recruiting and we need to give ourselves as much opportunity as possible."
First year trainee, London

2013

"More support from support staff."
Second year trainee, London
"More transparency with qualification and retention rates."
Second year trainee, London
"I would have slightly more control over my workload during the week. However, I believe that I am continuing to develop my project management skills and hope to get better at this during my training contract."
First year trainee, London
"Sometimes I wish it was shorter hours but then I wonder if I would enjoy it as much (there's something about the adrenaline!)."
Second year trainee, London
"Include trainees in team meetings."
Second year trainee, London
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