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Trainee Retention

8.0 / 10

(based on 11 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Generally good, but there could be more transparency in the new qualifier process."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention rates are high, and growth is projected. The smaller intake is also important."
First year trainee, London
"Retention was outstanding at 100% in 2015."
London
"Provided that the trainees do not all want to qualify in the same department, retention rates are high."
First year trainee, London
"Usually high retention rates. However, seats in some 'niche' departments can be competitive. Due to their smaller size, they can't take on as many people."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The firm has good retention rates, however your chances of getting an NQ place will be affected by popularity of a department."
First year trainee, London
"I think retention rates are very high; the firm want to keep on as many people as they can."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention rates seem to be fairly high and I think the firm focuses on developing trainees to a point where they could become good associates."
First year trainee, London
"Retention prospects are good, depending on exactly where those jobs are. Core areas of finance and corporate will be fine."
Second year trainee, London
"Generally the people that are not retained at the firm choose to go elsewhere because, for example, they do not want to be based in London or want to work in a particular practice area."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Generally the firm offers all its trainees a place as an NQ. Those trainees that do choose to leave usually do so because they wish to work in areas such as Property, which are small departments for the firm in the London office."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates are generally very good, however it depends what department(s) you want to qualify into, as there is no guarantee the smaller departments will take NQs every year."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention rates have been maintained at good levels for several years, despite the economic slowdown globally. The London office, unlike other London offices of other firms, is expanding."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Retention rates are good and the process is transparent."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm's attitude is not to keep on people who aren't good enough or do not fit, but to keep everybody that it wants to. It will try to retain as many trainees as possible, and this number is dependent on business need. This contrasts with the attitude of other City firms which is that, as a starting point, only 70% of trainees will be kept."
First year trainee, London
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