Trainee Retention

7.1 / 10

(based on 25 ratings in 2017)


"The firm has had the odd bad year but this has been down to too many trainees going for jobs in the same department when there are vacancies in other teams that are under-subscribed. The firm has taken on fewer trainees in the last year or so, which should be a positive in terms of retention rates."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates at my firm are good, particularly in Scotland, and this has been evidenced in the most recent round of new qualifiers."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"The retention rates are good at the firm but the available new qualifier positions are often heavily oversubscribed."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Retention rates are strong at Pinsent Masons. Uncertainty tends to derive more from whether there will be a new qualifier role in your preferred department or how much competition there will be for the particular job you want."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The retention rates at the Leeds office were very good this year (8/10)."
First year trainee, Leeds
"They are typically okay. The year above me had it tough as there were so many of them. My year is smaller, which will hopefully take the pressure off as if I want to qualify at the firm."
First year trainee, London
"I think the retention rates are very good. My impression is that if you want a job, you will be able to get one. The only question is whether there will be the job you want in the location you want."
First year trainee, Glasgow
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