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Trainee Retention

7.3 / 10

(based on 21 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Generally, retention rates are very high, which is a very positive thing."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates are quite high and there is usually a sufficient number of jobs for the number of trainees. People only usually leave if they want to, not because they did not get the job they wanted."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates are generally very good at the firm. I am hopeful that an opening will be available in a legal area relevant to my experience/interests and that I will be kept on."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention rates are generally really good and the firm tries to keep on as many trainees as it can."
First year trainee, London
"Currently very high, which is a positive."
First year trainee, London
"There are more jobs on offer than people applying. However, not all are in the areas people want to qualify into this year. The firm has generally had very good retention."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"Retention rates are generally good here, but if a couple of the big groups don't offer jobs, then that means that retention rates will inevitably take a hit."
First year trainee, London
"Ordinarily the retention rates of the firm are very high."
First year trainee, London
"I feel that the jobs available could be matched to individuals better: this would avoid multiple candidates trying to get one job."
First year trainee, London
"They are generally excellent and you can tell they want to keep as many people on as possible."
First year trainee, London

2014

"The retention rates are good and all those who are good enough can usually stay with the firm, however they may not end up in their preferred department."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention rates are extremely high and generally those that do not stay on have chosen to leave because a job they wanted was not on offer."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates have recently been high. Partners and graduate recruitment indicate that they attempt to keep on all trainees who work hard and fit in with the firm. The firm is also getting busier which suggests that enough NQ positions will be available in the right departments for trainees who want them."
First year trainee, London
"Historically strong retention rates: over 90%. However whether I'll ultimately be kept on depends on various factors including my chosen department's appetite for NQs, (although trainees are able to use their own initiative and gauge this for themselves)."
First year trainee, London

2013

"The retention rates are average although this is often due to a bottle neck of trainees wanting to qualify into certain areas, whilst other seats go unfilled."
Second year trainee, London
"Seem to have been fair recently but the jobs available don't always match the departments people want to work in."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention rates are generally what would be expected, but there are certain departments that can be very popular, making them more competitive and those are the instances in which people don't stay on."
Second year trainee, Dubai
"Rates are normally good - although it depends on the ratio of trainees who are after contentious versus non-contentious roles."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention rates fluctuate at times. The firm is growing and jobs are bound to be offered however competition tends to be focused on a handful of the departments."
Second year trainee, London
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