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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Taylor Wessing

8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"Very friendly, interesting focus on the industries of tomorrow."
8.9 / 10
Formal Training
8.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
8.1 / 10
7.3 / 10
8.0 / 10
Pro Bono
8.1 / 10


  • Great camaraderie and support network among staff and trainees.
  • Trainees are given high levels of responsibility from day one.
  • Trainees think very highly of the offices and their location.
  • There’s a lot of formal training on offer as well as a mentor and buddy system.


  • The seat allocation process could be more transparent.
  • Salaries could be better when compared to firms at a similar level.
  • Being given a lot of responsibility early on can be intimidating to some.
  • There is not much opportunity for overseas secondments.

What insiders say about...

"The firm has a vacation scheme, which is usually a way to start, followed by an interview...."

"Probably the best thing about the firm. The culture is very open, friendly and welcoming...."

"There is training at the start of every seat. This is incredibly useful, as are the..."

"There are internal mentors, reverse mentors, informal mentors and 'buddy' arrangements..."

"Office and location are excellent. The roof terrace overlooking the City is second..."

"Hours are, for the most part, fine. I have only had to work past midnight on a handful..."

"The salary is about average for the City, but could be seen as comparative to the..."

"The roof terrace."

"I completed an assessment day to secure a vacation scheme, and then was hired after..."

"Interview questions went along the lines of: examples of when I had worked in a team..."

"I have never heard of any efforts being made for the environment at the firm."

"There are a number of diversity initiatives at the firm and there appears to be a..."

"As you move through the training contract you are given more responsibility and given..."

"All trainees have to contribute to our award-winning pro bono programme."

"Our trainee co-ordinator is very dedicated. The restaurant is lovely and so I have..."

"Some partners are more supportive than others."

"The intake size is great as there are enough people to get to know, but not too many!..."

"On the whole I think the retention rates are good and there is a conscious effort..."

"It's not just an IP firm, it's pretty full-service! The firm isn't known by graduates..."

"Fun, friendly and forward-thinking."

"Does not dismiss applications from other universities outside of the top 10."

"I think the firm should change the way in which seats are allocated and be more transparent..."

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