Trainee Retention

7.7 / 10

(based on 6 ratings in 2017)

2017

"I think the rates are generally pretty good; the firm does try to find somewhere for all those it takes on as trainees."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has great retention rates. It seems to be that, if you want to stay, you can stay."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention is high unless you are demonstrably not cut out for working at a fast-paced firm like this."
First year trainee, London
"The only reason people do not get kept on is if there isn't space in a particular department. This generally only happens in the smaller departments. The attitude is very much 'you're here as the start of your career, not just for two years'."
First year trainee,First year trainee, London,London

2016

"Generally speaking they are very good. As we are quite a small London office, sometimes the retention rates look worse than they are, purely because a department that someone wants to go into is not hiring."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention rates are very good. It just depends on whether the department you want to qualify into has any places going the year you qualify."
First year trainee, London

2015

"Given the firm has small intakes, retention rates will very much depend on the particular individuals in each trainee class. Bottom line is that if the firm likes you, you will get a position."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates are quite good - around 80%."
First year trainee, London
"I think the retention rates are quite high at the firm but it depends year on year which departments have job openings. Most people who leave do so because the department they were keen to qualify into does not have an opening that year."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Sidley has very high retention rates in general."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates at Sidley are good."
Second year trainee, London
"Generally excellent (above 90%), although there are occasional years that this rate is not met."
First year trainee, London
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