Stephenson Harwood LLP graduate opportunities

Trainee Retention

7.5 / 10

(based on 13 ratings in 2018)

2018

"This varies from intake to intake."
Second year trainee, London
"They vary, which can make trainees a little nervous, but they are the same as most other firms. You do have to interview for qualification."
Second year trainee, London
"We have a small intake here so retention rates are usually very good."
First year trainee, London
"They are generally very good but this may change as the firm expands its trainee intake."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates could be better but partners are open to talking about qualification options if you ask. There are often good reasons why some people don't choose to stay on or do not get kept on."
First year trainee, London
"Nine out of ten became new qualifiers last September! The statistic speaks for itself."
First year trainee, London

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

2014

"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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