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Formal Training

7.6 / 10

(based on 5 ratings in 2016)


"The training sessions have been more ad hoc, rather than having a formal outline and training programme. When they have been held these sessions have been really helpful and are very focused on the work you have done or will be doing at S&C."
Second year trainee, London
"As the training programme is quite new, it's quite easy to ask for training sessions when we think they would be useful."
Second year trainee, London
"I've found the training programme to be a bit poor so far. Training is normally done by fee earners, and the office has just had a busy few months so they haven't really been free to put extra time aside to train us. However, the firm's recently announced that they will be rolling out a more extensive training programme – including hiring a couple of extra people to work on the training/professional-support side of things."
First year trainee, London
"The focus is to learn through the work we do rather than on formal training. However, we have some training sessions on general practice areas and the firm's clients alongside our US associates."
First year trainee, London
"There are a number of training programmes and practice-specific lunches where updates are provided on the deals that are going through the office at any time. These programmes provide a useful way of learning about the relevant stages of a transaction and what to expect, using real life examples rather than learning about subjects in the abstract."
Second year trainee, Melbourne


"Training is very bespoke and specific to our needs. Partners and training team are very responsive to our requests and work hard to identify areas where we need extra support. Training has helped both my general legal skills (knowledge of law, drafting) but also my communication skills and confidence generally."
Second year trainee,
"The training tends to be done on a more ad hoc basis than at some more established training contracts. Here the trainees are the drivers for what sort of training we would like and would be most beneficial to us."
First year trainee,
"Given the small intake of trainees, the firm is able to tailor training sessions to our specific needs."
Second year trainee,
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