Get the inside buzz from graduates at Travers Smith LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2017)
"Offers excellent work in a relaxed, down-to-earth but also stimulating environment."
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
7.5 / 10
8.1 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
8.5 / 10


  • The working environment is very positive within the firm thanks to the flat hierarchy and friendly colleagues.
  • There is historically high retention with effort made to find a place for all trainees.
  • The firm’s room-sharing system means that trainees are constantly able to get work from and talk to associates and partners.
  • Salaries are seen as being fair for the hours worked by trainees.


  • Some felt that the IT and admin systems could benefit from being updated.
  • Hours, training and the quality of work can vary greatly between departments.
  • The qualification process is not as transparent as it could be.
  • While hours are considered fair, they can still be unpredictable.

What insiders say about...

"You can either apply via a vacation scheme or for a straight training contract. I..."

"There is a distinct lack of hierarchy at the firm: partners are as approachable as..."

"There's training specific to each department you sit in to refresh your memory of..."

"Mentoring standards depend on the individual but in my experience supervisors are..."

"The firm has recently been extensively refurbished and the new offices are excellent..."

"I have found working hours at Travers Smith to be flexible, and I am able to go to..."

"Pay is less than at some competitors but we leave the office and have a life outside..."

"Often you are able to bid for tickets to football matches and get them quite cheap...."

"This was the most enjoyable interview process I had. There is no round with HR and..."

"I was asked questions with a moralistic slant to allow discussion."

"It could do more when it comes to recycling."

"There's a huge push on diversity. The new diversity manager is excellent and there..."

"Partnership: an incredible number of hours and a huge sacrifice (just like all other..."

"The partners here give you as much responsibility as you can handle. I speak to clients..."

"I have been involved with a scheme that goes into local primary schools and teaches..."

"Great friendly atmosphere, intelligent and charismatic people."

"There's a lack of international secondments."

"I undertook the vacation scheme and I saw how friendly the firm was, and how the..."

"Retention rates are very good - people simply enjoy working here."

"The senior partner has a grandfather clock in his office, passed down the ages from..."

"Open, friendly, down-to-earth."

"PRIME scheme, reading scheme at a local school."

"It is by its nature a stressful job but again this is client driven so the firm can..."

"Introduce a 'bring your own device policy' so that I can use my own phone not a ..."

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