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2016

"Improve some of the systems eg file opening forms. I understand a new system is currently being piloted."
Second year trainee, London
"Slightly more clarity on the qualification process."
Second year trainee, London
"Better IT infrastructure."
First year trainee, London
"A more open qualification process."
Second year trainee, Travers SMith LLP
"Trainees should be openly asked at reviews to comment on their supervisors and associates so as to begin a process of 360 reviews. This can be effective without being formalised and laborious."
Second year trainee, London
"Intermediate and advanced Excel training would be useful."
First year trainee, London
"Greater transparency over seating decisions for trainees."
First year trainee, London

2015

"Some departments at the firm have a system whereby trainees change supervisors/move rooms halfway through a six-month seat. Replicating this across all of the departments would be good in order to ensure that the broadest possible range of work is experienced in any given department."
First year trainee, London
"From my experience there should be greater consistency in training across departments."
Second year trainee, London
"Perhaps trainees could be more involved in the business development side of things."
Second year trainee, London
"There could be improvements made to the administrative procedures."
First year trainee, London
"To improve the training contract I think that there should be more flexibility in seat choices."
Second year trainee, London
"More opportunities to attend external training days relevant to the department you sat in during training contract would be great."
Second year trainee, London
"There is potential to space out the induction talks at the beginning, which would make them less intense."
First year trainee, London
"There should be more information available on the departments available before the training contract begins, because you have to submit seat preferences before you join."
First year trainee, London

2014

"I would like there to be more flexibility to work across the departments and engage with the sector teams."
First year trainee, London
"The opportunity to go out on secondment, (although some other trainees have had this opportunity)."
Second year trainee, London
"More paralegals to take the admin burden off trainees."
First year trainee, London
"I would have liked the chance to go abroad for a couple of months."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Better gym subsidy."
First year trainee, London
"Open the snack room earlier, or close the canteen later."
First year trainee, London
"Introduce a 'bring your own device policy' so that I can use my own phone not a BlackBerry."
Second year trainee, London
"Better facilities."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Better access to stationery."
Second year trainee, London
"More flexible working hours."
1 yr PQE, London
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