One Small Change

2017

"I'd like to have more social events."
First year trainee, London
"Have a fee earner involved in the trainee training so that people can get a better idea of what skills and knowledge they should work on developing. Allow for external speakers as part of trainee training."
Second year trainee, London
"I think a soft-skills workshop on things such as leadership and networking would be extremely useful."
First year trainee, London
"There could be more training on simple, administrative-type tasks such as IT, printing and running comparisons etc as well as a more general overview of the department, both in terms of the work it does on a day-to-day basis and in terms of its processes before we start each seat. This would mean that we could really hit the ground running and make good progress early on in the seat."
"Better promotion of the social aspect of our work."
First year trainee, London

2016

"More socialising of the trainee intake before you start."
First year trainee, London
"Provide more formal training."
Second year trainee, London
"More social/team-building activities."
First year trainee, London
"Qualification leave would be great."
Second year trainee, London
"It would be good to have proper training upon joining each department to give you an understanding of what sorts of things you will need to do."
Second year trainee, London
"It would be good if there was the option of completing an overseas seat as part of the training contract."

2015

"There could be better communication in terms of appraisals, seat moves and qualification."
Second year trainee, London
"It would be a great experience if we were able to undertake secondments in one of our offices around the world."
First year trainee, London
"I would like the firm to introduce international secondments."
First year trainee, London
"Greater clarity regarding the retention process, departments with positions available and seat moves would be good."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"I would like litigation to change; I feel that competition and employment are treated as one seat which doesn't make much sense to me."
First year trainee, London
"I would like to have overseas secondments."
First year trainee, London
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