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Trainee Retention

8.3 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2019)

2019

"They are quite high. It all depends on my performance and whether Cooley has an opening where I am hoping to qualify. Money is invested into us as the firm wants to keep us, but we are expected to earn our place, so it's a good balance."
First year trainee, London
"Most people seem to stay on after their training contract."
First year trainee, London
"The firm invests in its trainees with a view to retaining them (hence the small intake)."
Second year trainee, London
"The retention rate is really good."
First year trainee, London

2016

"Both this year and in 2015, five out of six trainees have been offered new qualifier positions."
First year trainee, London
"There is little transparency as to what new qualifier jobs will be available."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is young and there is no way of telling how retention rates will develop but I believe that management is keen to keep on as many trainees as possible as new qualifiers."
First year trainee, London
"Retention is good but not everyone will get the department they want."
Second year trainee, London
"Although Cooley seems to try to keep as many trainees as possible, retention is very much governed by business needs. Although Cooley is growing quickly, there may not be a position for a new qualifier open in the department of your choice."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"Retention rates from the legacy firm have not been good in recent years, but the firm as it stands is new in London, so we are hopeful that they will now improve."
First year trainee, London
"Four out of six trainees this year were retained, which was disappointing as trainees wanted to stay with the firm, especially given that it is expanding quickly. In future I think the firm needs to look at how many trainees it takes on if it cannot offer better retention prospects."
Second year trainee, London
"It has improved year on year recently which is positive for the firm."
Second year trainee, London
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