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Trainee Retention

8.7 / 10

(based on 31 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Retention rates are generally very high and I think this encourages trainees to be confident about their chances of being kept on as a new qualifier."
First year trainee, London
"These are very strong – no more than one or possibly two people per year do not get kept on."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm tries to keep on the entire intake and there are no 'exit interviews', applications or equivalent."
Second year trainee, London
"The retention rates have historically been very good and this remains the case this year."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates are reassuringly high."
First year trainee, London
"Travers has a historically fantastic retention rate. Provided the economy doesn't crash, I'd be very confident all trainees will be kept on this year."
First year trainee, London
"I have been offered a job on qualification. Retention rates are consistently high and most people get to qualify into the departments they want."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The firm only hire trainees that they think will be good enough to be associates: they want people to be able to stay on."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has very good retention rates. Many of the partners trained initially with the firm and have stayed right through to partnership."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates are very good - people simply enjoy working here."
First year trainee, London
"In my experience the trainee retention rates have been excellent due to the small intake, and good initial recruitment process."
Second year trainee, London
"The retention rate is very high, and it seems clear that every effort is made to retain trainees if possible."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Retention rates are very high. 20/21 last time around."
Second year trainee, London
"Retention rates are very good, and business is booming at the moment."
Second year trainee, London
"Pretty good - Travers Smith hire the amount of trainees they do on the basis that all of them can be kept on."
First year trainee, London
"Generally retention rates are very high - people who come to Travers Smith tend to stay put!"
First year trainee, London

2013

"If you are good enough they will take you on."
Second year trainee, London
"They are quite high. We choose trainees with the intention of keeping them on."
First year trainee, London
"I understand that the firm aspires to keep everyone on, depending on trainee preference and departmental requirements."
First year trainee, London
"They are usually pretty good in comparison to the rest of the City (although they were slightly worse last year). I am relatively confident of being kept on, but the state of the legal market obviously causes a concern for all current trainees."
First year trainee, London
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