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Formal Training

8.3 / 10

(based on 24 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Induction takes place in the first three weeks of your training contract; it's a good way to ease into the firm. Department training for trainees is normally very well delivered and department-wide training happens fairly frequently and is, again, well delivered."
Second year trainee, London
"Departmental training is very well done."
First year trainee, London
"Most people are happy to teach and do so in a very methodical, clear way. It does depend which supervisor you get on the quality of training that you receive."
First year trainee, London
"Very good three-week induction programme. Lots of training at the beginning of each seat. The quality of which differs, but is overall very good."
Second year trainee, London
"We have regular training sessions."
First year trainee, London
"Training varies between departments but every seat will have, at the very least, introductory training. There will then be ongoing training throughout the seat, including legal updates targeted at the wider group (ie not just trainees but including senior fee-earners). There are also opportunities to go on ad-hoc training programmes (eg I was able to attend a one-day course on the particular area that was relevant to my seat, paid for by the firm)."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong
"We have lots of in-house training sessions per seat and a lot of one-on-one time with partners and senior lawyers who explain the work to you."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"My department has frequent training programmes for the trainees (spread out throughout the seat) that provide very helpful introductions to the work they do, and help trainees sharpen their skills. We also get group/sector updates."
First year trainee, London
"We have department specific training as well as various Professional Skills Courses."
First year trainee, London
"There is trainee specific training in a three-week induction before starting your seat. This is very helpful to get to grips with the systems and generally get to know each other. Further, when you start each new seat, the departments offer lots of opportunity for training, often holding morning training sessions of key things undertaken in that department which are very useful."
Second year trainee, London
"Each department has a set of training sessions, normally involving some food and slides. This is led by different associates/partners. They also have sessions on general skills e.g. mindfulness, networking, managing stress, etc."
First year trainee, London

2014

"There are a variety of internal training sessions at a trainee-, departmental- and firm-wide level. These are generally of a high quality. Employees are also encouraged to attend outside training and know-how events."
First year trainee, London
"At the start of the training contract, there is a three-week induction programme which covers a lot of the PSC work. There are substantial amounts of training sessions in each department for trainees when they first start which is a good way to meet people and become familiar with the work. The induction programme also has interesting sessions on personal brand, balancing time and business development."
First year trainee, London
"Very good, well organised and easy to learn from. There are departmental training sessions at the start of each seat as well as a three-week induction and training period at the beginning of the training contract during which the majority of PSC elements are completed."
Second year trainee, London
"Departments provide strong training programmes and there is a useful induction."
Second year trainee, London
"Three week induction at the beginning which is very comprehensive. Training days throughout the seats for department specific knowledge and trainee specific training."
First year trainee, London
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