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Trainee Retention

9.4 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2018)


"The retention rates are high. I have heard of just one case in the last five years where a trainee was not offered a new qualifier position. If trainees leave, it is because of structural issues such as wanting to qualify abroad."
First year trainee, London, UK
"They are excellent and everyone who wants to stay is able to in general."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has kept on 100% of its trainees, at least in the last few years."
Second year trainee, London
"Our retention rates are very strong."
Second year trainee,


"Retention rates are good, which makes it easier to get on with the work and not worry about the politics."
Second year trainee, London
"The last intake was fully retained."
Second year trainee, London
"Cleary seems to be keen to retain its trainees."
Second year trainee, Buenos Aires


"The retention rates have been excellent in recent years so I hope they stay that way."
First year trainee, London
"Although a few trainees have left, and a number of associates too, the firm has good retention rates overall."
Second year trainee, London
"Although I am a relatively new trainee, retention rates are good from what I gather."
First year trainee, London


"The retention rates are very good at the firm, and I think we continue to retain 100 percent year on year."
Second year trainee, London
"The retention rates are consistent and a large number seem to be kept on. I am fairly confident that if you are doing your part and grow in the job, you will be kept on."
First year trainee, London


"Fairly confident."
First year trainee, London
"When it comes to retention, Cleary is better than most firms. It prefers to foster its own talent at associate level, but in these times being kept on is not a fait accompli in any firm."
Second year trainee, London
"Very high, and good chance of being kept on if it is what both parties want at the end of the training contract."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates have traditionally been good."
Second year trainee, London
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