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Diversity

8.3 / 10

(based on 30 ratings in 2016)

2016

"We now have a CSR and diversity manager (previously at Stonewall) who has really pushed forward the firm over the last year on this front. There is also a definite push to improve female representation at partner level. New agile working initiatives are a key part of this."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is making a real effort to promote diversity. Everyone at the firm is encouraged to attend workshops and seminars held on a variety of topics."
First year trainee, London
"We have a women's initiative group, a faith resources group and an LGBT group that promote diversity across the firm. We also run an annual 'diversity week' that aims to increase diversity awareness across the firm."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is clearly making a great effort regarding diversity. There are LGBT, women's, and other initiatives that are well advertised."
Second year trainee, London
"Since the recent recruitment of a new HR manager and a CSR/diversity manager, the firm has really increased its efforts to promote diversity. For example, a new maternity policy was just introduced."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm recently launched an annual diversity week programme, which was filled with interesting talks and events."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is committed to improving diversity and has been doing a lot of work on this front recently, both in terms of awareness and also practical things like improving maternity and flexible working policies."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"We have a diversity week and various groups such as the Faith Resources Group and LGBT Group."
Second year trainee, London
"Although there are still relatively few women in the partnership, I do think that the firm is improving here."
First year trainee, London
"The number of diversity initiatives in the firm is notable in relation to women, LGBT individuals and ethnic minorities. I have especially noticed these at the graduate recruitment level in terms of the specific events hosted by the firm."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is committed to the quality of its applicants first and foremost, and it is making increasing efforts to increase diversity."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm make a real effort to commit to diversity, and I am not sure that it could do more."
First year trainee, London
"There has been a long commitment to some diversity programmes here, and a renewed enthusiasm for gender equality which is fantastic. There is always firm-wide input on key issues."
Second year trainee, London
"There are diversity partners, a diversity manager and a diversity week. There are also events for women at work, LGBT drinks and many others. I really do not think that there is a "type" at Travers Smith; other than being a sociable, clever person no matter what one's background is."
Second year trainee, London
"Diversity initiatives are improving all the time at the firm: there is a new diversity manager here, a new parental policy coming out and a new women's initiative which is growing all the time."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"There has been a drive recently towards diversity. There is still a way to go to correct the gender and racial mix - but the firm is trying."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm as a whole is making an excellent effort with regards to diversity. The women's initiative is very successful."
First year trainee, London
"Travers Smith are working really hard on this. I've been asked how to make events more inclusive to those that do not drink for example. There are committees for LGBT and religious groups and a women's initiative."
First year trainee, London
"We have had several diversity talks and a diversity week. Above that I am from a different faith than Christianity and people are very relaxed about some of the (rare) obligations that I need to follow, and are also enthusiastic about learning about it."
First year trainee, London
"I think this is improving at the firm and it is making a conscious effort to tackle diversity issues. We have a women's initiative, a diversity week and an LGBT group."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Seems good - all walks of life are here, which is expected and desired nowadays."
Second year trainee, London
"Committed to increasing the diversity of the firm."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is not very diverse, but it recognises that and it seems efforts are under way to rectify this."
First year trainee, London
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