Trainee Retention

7.3 / 10

(based on 10 ratings in 2015)


"Retention rate are brilliant. The firm is clear that every trainee who starts has been selected on the basis that they hope we will qualify here too. The vast majority of us stay on each intake."
First year trainee, London
"As far as I'm aware, very, very few people are not retained at the firm during qualification. Retention rates are high. Often it will boil down to how popular certain seats are with a particular intake and the business need for newly qualified associates in that particular practice group."
First year trainee, London


"Retention rates vary a lot each year as there's only a few of us per intake."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention rates seem to be quite high."
First year trainee, London
"It seems that there are always enough spaces within the firm, however the retention rates depend which departments trainees want to qualify into. I am concerned that if a number of trainees in my intake want to qualify into the same few departments, there will not be enough space for us all due to the size of the firm."
First year trainee, London
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