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2016

"Application process for client secondments. This is currently run on an ad-hoc basis."
Second year trainee, London
"Better allocation of work among trainees and smoother transition between seats."
Second year trainee, London
"Ask supervisors to give more feedback."
First year trainee, London
"Allow people to resit the LPC."
First year trainee, London
"Give everyone the chance to go on international secondment. Currently very few of us have the opportunity to go."
Second year trainee, London
"To have an area for people to work together late in the evenings (this is more general and not specific to the training contract)."
Second year trainee, London
"More feedback or detail on what exactly is required from you on tasks."
First year trainee, London
"Give more information about the different groups before people choose seats. The groups are listed by the initials of the most senior partner rather than practice area, which is very confusing at first."
First year trainee, London
"Greater diversity: both in gender and ethnicity."
First year trainee, London

2015

"I would like the firm to provide more opportunities for international secondments."
Second year trainee, London
"Trainees should be trusted (and encouraged) to take more responsibility during their training contracts."
Second year trainee, London
"I think there should be fewer trainees sitting with partners and more sitting with senior associates."
First year trainee, Brussels
"I would have liked the ability to do a contentious training course in place of a contentious seat."
First year trainee, London

2014

"There should be more opportunities for international secondment."
First year trainee, London
"I would like there to be more social events for trainees."
First year trainee, London
"The firm should make sure to give trainees more responsibility early on. It's the only way to learn."
Second year trainee, London
"I would like to see increased levels of responsibility for trainees who are willing to take on more responsibility."
First year trainee, London
"The firm should employ more paralegals so that trainees can do more challenging work more frequently."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"More predictable hours."
Second year trainee, London
"Could be more open."
First year trainee, London
"The ability to work in pyjamas without judgement or shame."
Second year trainee, London
"Predictable departure times.... wholly unrealistic given the nature of the work."
Second year trainee, London
"Slightly less administrative work."
First year trainee, London
"Knowing how much work there would be each day and therefore when you could expect to leave."
First year trainee, London
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