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Formal Training

7.6 / 10

(based on 10 ratings in 2016)

2016

"There are good induction training programmes tailored to each department. Nothing quite prepares you for the actual work, though! There is a lot of on-the-job training."
Second year trainee, London
"Well run. Good foundation programmes are offered in each department."
Second year trainee, London
"Excellent. Training sessions are practical and applicable and led by members of the department and the support team, so you get to know everyone very quickly."
First year trainee, London
"We have seat-specific training and further training in relation to legal skills such as drafting contracts and advocacy."
First year trainee, London
"Good-quality training both during the professional skills course and upon joining teams."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"If you want to go on training courses, they are available or can be requested."
First year trainee, London
"The departmental training we get is excellent, with insights into the main sectors in which the department works. Associates and partners are extremely knowledgeable about their sectors, which makes for great training sessions."
First year trainee, London
"The training is very comprehensive, the associates do a really good job in preparing for it and presenting the information in an interesting manner."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a good introductory training programme. The role of the supervisor could be looked at, (i.e. trainees and their supervisors could work together more closely)."
First year trainee, London

2014

"You can attend courses for almost any professional skill you can imagine, from business development, to personal presentation, to inbox management."
Second year trainee, London
"Very thorough training is provided, especially in the Commercial department."
Second year trainee, London
"Olswang provides very good training - I have learnt a lot and feel in good stead for career ahead."
Second year trainee, London
"The training programme is extensive and high-quality. The guest tutors from Fresh teach to a high standard, while internal supervision and training from colleagues is also excellent."
First year trainee, Reading
"As well as the standard PLC courses, there is also departmental training. The corporate group runs sector focused sessions which consider the market and often include talks from people within the sector/industry in question."
First year trainee, London
"Strong programme which is maintained all the way through (so far anyway...). Skills cover everything from negotiations to time management and everything in between."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Good range of workshops/training given on things like presentations, networking etc. They are much better than they sound."
First year trainee, London
"Training is great. There could be a stronger focus on soft and managerial skills - for all levels."
First year trainee, London
"The firm provides training at the beginning of every seat for department specific training, and also runs continuous sessions for non-legal skills e.g. time management, inbox management, presentation skills etc."
First year trainee, Reading
"Not really much of a formal training programme at the firm that is specific to trainees apart from the standard PSC course and three-monthly appraisals."
Second year trainee, London
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