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2016

"Publish how many trainee seats there are in each department before each seat rotation."
Second year trainee, London
"Improve the transparency of the seat allocation process."
Second year trainee, London
"Give more notice of which seat you'll be moving into. In the past there has been a matter of weeks before trainees who are staying in London actually find out which seat they are going to."
First year trainee, London
"More flexibility with seat choices and offering trainees a guarantee that they could have at least one seat in an area that they really wanted to qualify into (especially if it's more of a niche seat)."
First year trainee, London
"More structured training, such as a practice area training programme. Lunchtime sessions once per week to go through all aspects of a practice area-specific transaction would be great."
First year trainee, London
"Revert back to four-month seats."
First year trainee, London

2015

"I have found that it's quite difficult to get your seat preferences, so I would try to make this process better."
First year trainee, London
"I feel that the firm should have a greater social buzz outside of work: away days or occasional drinks, among other things."
First year trainee, London
"Personally I believe that a wider range of seat choices would be great."
First year trainee, London
"If it is possible I think that the firm should facilitate international secondments to New York!"
First year trainee, London

2014

"I think that the firm could hire more paralegals to give trainees greater support."
Second year trainee, London
"I would like more secondment opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"The firm needs a much clearer seat allocation process."
Second year trainee, London
"More flexible seat selection. Currently three out of the four are compulsory ones in 'core' areas - this means it's hard to choose between secondments, international seats, and non-core areas such as Real Estate. This breadth of offering is what NRF excels in, which means it's impossible to experience it all as a trainee."
First year trainee, London
"A guaranteed international secondment."
First year trainee, London

2013

"More control over when I am given work so that I can manage my time more effectively."
Second year trainee, London
"Better coffee machines."
Second year trainee, London
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