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Trainee Retention

8.6 / 10

(based on 23 ratings in 2015)

2015

"I think that retention rates are quite good here. Most of those who leave the firm have chosen to do something different or can't qualify into their seat of choice, but you can apply for multiple qualification departments so most trainees are kept on."
First year trainee, London
"I think our firm has fair retention rates and I am confident in my future at the firm."
First year trainee, London
"They seem to be good and it seems that the firm genuinely wants to keep you if possible - there seems to be little anxiety over being kept on from fourth seat trainees, as it is more on whether they will get to qualify into their preferred department."
First year trainee, London
"From my experience retention rates are generally quite good. I think if you perform well and the market remains buoyant, you stand a good chance of being retained."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Retention rates are extremely high and they hire with the intention of keeping you on. Most people you speak to, in all aspects of the firm, have been here for 10+ years. As long as I work hard and meet their needs, I would be confident that they would take me on."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rate this year was in the 90's I believe. If you're good, the firm is busy enough to keep you on."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates have generally remained strong in the past few years, and most trainees tend to get kept on."
Second year trainee, London
"NQ prospects really depend on which team you want to qualify into. Some teams are extremely popular, which makes qualification competitive. Ultimately, when people don't stay on, it's often because they haven't had an offer from the team they wanted. The firm wants to keep as many of its trainees as possible - you are an investment, after all."
Second year trainee, Sydney
"Retention is very good - they really do try and keep everyone on. The couple of people that leave every year usually want to change profession or work abroad."
Second year trainee, London
"Good, but lack of availability in some key departments."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Retention rates are comparable with other City law firms. If you are good enough the firm will find ways to keep you."
Second year trainee, London
"Very good retention rates. No interview process like other firms. If there is a lack of demand in a team you have shown interest in, NR will try and place trainees in another team."
Second year trainee, London
"They're likely to increase in the core seats of the firm, (banking, corporate and dispute resolution)."
First year trainee, London
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