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2019

"The hours are really unpredictable and, because of the way the departments are spread over the floors, it can be really difficult to meet or get to know people that you don't directly work with."
First year trainee, London
"There's a lack of transparency about rotations, qualification and how decisions are made, especially when it comes to allocation."
Second year trainee, London
"Long hours can be a trade-off for having a small trainee intake. There is generally no expectation to stay late unless the team is really busy or there is an urgent task. However, when there is a lot to be done you certainly become more aware that you are one of few trainees."
Second year trainee, London
"The lack of formal structure around the training contract."
London

2016

"Limited secondment opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"Expectation to work long hours, lack of gratitude from some senior members of staff."
Second year trainee, London
"Because of the small intake and the large amount of (interesting) work, it is possible that you won't get the seat(s) you would like but then work for several departments at once (which is also an advantage when you want to test different types of work)."
First year trainee, London
"In-house training isn't as structured or comprehensive as I would like. Obviously this varies by department."
Second year trainee, London
"Lack of control over seat rotations."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"There seems to be a lack of flexible working for women but perhaps this is more a communication issue."
Second year trainee, London
"A lack of visibility with seat rotation."
First year trainee, London
"A lack of flexible working practices at the firm can be an issue."
Second year trainee, London
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