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Informal Training & Mentoring

8.3 / 10

(based on 16 ratings in 2016)

2016

"They are very accessible and you can receive feedback frequently."
First year trainee, London
"Very accessible and everyone is open to telling you what you can do to be better at your job."
First year trainee, London
"All staff are accessible and willing to respond to questions. Supervisors are generally good and give regular feedback. Occasionally, associates and partners can be slow to give feedback on particular pieces of work."
First year trainee, London
"The department I am currently in has an excellent mentoring scheme that provides a further outlet for discussion and assistance with junior associates. The partners and associates are all very friendly and this means that there are few individuals I would feel uncomfortable approaching for help. My colleagues praise good work and are very supportive if you find something difficult."
First year trainee, London
"Trainees are given reviews every three months, which is helpful. Many in the office are happy to sit and talk through work with you."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"Mentoring depends on the individual. In my experience most partners are very accessible and happy to be a mentor and answer questions. Praise and recognition depends on the supervisor, but formal feedback for tasks is given twice a seat."
Second year trainee, London
"Trainees look to their supervisors for feedback and mentoring, and this can differ depending on the person. Generally speaking supervisors, who can either be an associate or partner, are invested in the development of their trainees. Formal feedback is given twice per seat too."
First year trainee, London
"From my experience, one particular associate in my department took me under her wing and was absolutely invaluable, especially in the first few months, so mentoring and supervision can be very useful."
First year trainee, London
"Overall solicitors and partners make very good mentors, with most people taking time and interest to help. There are mid-seat and end-of-seat evaluations as well as informal guidance along the way. Sometimes it can be hard to get recognition if you quietly get along with work, so you need to ensure that feedback on your work gets back to your supervisor. There is the occasional bad supervisor, but feedback does get listened to, which is important."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Informal training and mentoring can be somewhat mixed, and personally, I've been very lucky in that all of my supervisors so far have been incredibly personable and approachable, making questions and seeking advice very easy. You share an office with your supervisor which is a great learning tool and provides ample opportunity for regular feedback."
Second year trainee, London
"Supervisors at White & Case are very open and patient. There is a review process in place and weekly training reports."
First year trainee, London
"Supervisors are generally very good."
Second year trainee, London
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