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2016

"There's a friendly environment and lots of support from others in the office."
First year trainee, Oxford
"The team is very friendly and keen to get you involved with the work they're undertaking."
First year trainee, London
"There's a genuinely friendly culture with a great work/life balance."
Second year trainee, London
"The culture and the people. It's very friendly but professional with lots of support."
Second year trainee, Guildford
"The quality of the work and the level of responsibility given to you right from the start. You really are given matters and told to run with them."
First year trainee, London
"There's a great level of responsibility given and lots of client contact. The people are lovely and in supportive teams that really see the value in their trainees."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a very good work/life balance and you are exposed to a high level of responsibility from the start."
First year trainee, London
"The variety of work and the ability to get involved in high-quality and high-value deals outside of London while still being able to leave the office before midnight every day."
First year trainee, Oxford

2015

"There is a supportive atmosphere within the firm and I found that I had genuine exposure to real work from day one."
Second year trainee, London
"Within the firm I have friendly colleagues, good quality work, a high level of responsibility and a great work/life balance."
First year trainee, Basingstoke
"I found the one-to-one training from associates and partners who are outstanding in their practice areas useful."
First year trainee, Oxford
"The firm is made of supportive and friendly people. I was given a lot of responsibility and had suitable working hours."
Second year trainee, London
"I found that I was given responsibility early on and that there was a collaborative culture within the firm."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"The high levels of responsibility and the challenging work given here at Penningtons Manches is a bonus."
Second year trainee, Oxford
"The responsibility, quality of training, and firm's culture."
Second year trainee, Basingstoke
"The excellent quality of work, the very friendly partners with no hierarchy, great social events, and the fact that you are not expected to be at your desk after 6:30pm are pluses."
Second year trainee, Guildford
"There is a very friendly environment at the firm. Everyone is very approachable, which is really helpful given you have hundreds of questions when you are starting. The working hours are very reasonable."
First year trainee, Basingstoke
"Great personalities within the firm and a very friendly, sociable atmosphere among all levels of staff."
Second year trainee, Oxford
"People here are really friendly and you are given a lot of responsibility early on."
Second year trainee, Guildford
"The work/life balance, and the hands on experience and training."
Second year trainee, London
"The quality of lawyers and the friendliness of the firm."
First year trainee, Reading

2013

"High levels of responsibility, interesting and varied work, lots of client contact, very friendly firm."
First year trainee, Guildford
"The supervision and support you receive throughout your training contract is second to none. Everyone is very approachable and you are made to feel like a valued member of the team with a good amount of responsibility and client contact early on."
Second year trainee, Basingstoke
"The contact with clients and being the main contact person for complex negotiations."
First year trainee, London
"Early levels of responsibility and incredible client contact but with a well established and highly accessible support network. Great colleagues and friendly atmosphere."
Newly qualified solicitor, Basingstoke
"Great training, lots of responsibility and client contact, friendly atmosphere, good work/life balance, varied practice areas."
Second year trainee, London
"People are approachable. The partners are extremely open to questions, and seem to be very hands on with training."
Second year trainee, London
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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