Get the inside buzz from graduates at Osborne Clarke

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2015)
"The firm is open and approachable."
  • Friendly and approachable colleagues make for a culture that is nice to work in
  • The firm's open-plan offices are well thought out, and they are in convenient locations
  • Trainees benefit from being given significant responsibility and good exposure to clients from the outset
  • The firm has a well-structured training programme which is staggered over the training contract and covers a multitude of skills
  • Working hours can be long at times, although there is no 'face-time' culture
  • IT systems could be improved as they can initially be quite difficult to get to grips
  • Most teams only have one trainee and as a result there is no one to share a workload when it gets busy
  • The seat rotation process can be a little drawn out, and trainees may not always get their first choice of seats
8.9 / 10
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.1 / 10
6.9 / 10
8.2 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
7.4 / 10

What insiders say about...

"An online application form with a verbal reasoning test. The assessment day consisted..."

"Open-plan office means all fee earners and partners are approachable. Good rapport..."

"There are training sessions on a regular basis from know-how lawyers."

"In my experience, feedback is given frequently, honestly and constructively."

"We have huge, light and airy open plan offices. There is a good canteen and shower..."

"If it's gone 6:00pm and you have completed your tasks, there is no feeling that you..."

"Outside London, we are the highest paid trainees in the country. However, NQ salary..."

"Membership to the Bristol Zoo."

"I was recruited via the vacation scheme which is much more the norm at the firm now...."

"I was asked what news stories I had been following and was asked questions in relation..."

"In terms of reducing the firm's carbon footprint, it does a lot of recycling."

"The firm is taking steps to address diversity issues, in particular women. Quite..."

"I have had plenty of responsibility and client interaction. I am currently leading..."

"Each UK office has a charity of the year and everyone is encouraged to dedicate a..."

"Good people to learn from. People who are experts in their field will take the time..."

"The seat rotation process can be a bit drawn out."

"The people who interviewed me and how comfortable I felt throughout the day encouraged..."

"Depends on the office. Not a very transparent procedure/time frame. Should be told..."

"Osborne Clarke were Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s solicitors in the 1830s."

"Osborne Clarke is a collegiate, driven and friendly firm."

"I think Osborne Clarke is probably better than other firms. The trainees come from..."

"Day-to-day is relatively stress free but tends to build up towards the conclusion..."

"I feel that a buddy scheme could be beneficial, and there is now one being intro..."

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