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2019

"I think the firm should hire more trainees."
First year trainee, London
"More regular check-ins with senior lawyers overseeing the training programme. If concerns are raised or suggestions made, it can feel like it takes quite a long time before anything is actually implemented."
Second year trainee, London
"More flexibility in relation to working hours and arrangements."
Second year trainee, London
"Have no compulsory seats. The current compulsory seats make no sense considering Covington prides itself on its regulatory practice."
First year trainee, London
"Give more transparency over the decision-making process with regard to seat rotation and selection."
First year trainee, London

2018

"There could be some improvement in our HR and administrative processes."
Second year trainee, London
"There should be options for international secondments."
First year trainee, London
"Offer an international training seat."
First year trainee, London
"More transparency regarding seat allocations."
Second year trainee, London
"Perhaps more regular meetings with supervisors geared towards improvement and goals."
First year trainee, London
"I would like to have some perks and stronger commitment to reducing the carbon footprint."
Second year trainee, London

2017

"More feedback and support from lawyers."
Second year trainee, London
"More frequent contact with the training principal."
London
"There could be more communication between trainees and their supervisors."
Second year trainee, London
"More flexibility in relation to working hours and the ability to work from home."
First year trainee, London
"I'd have liked more practical training on the firm's systems and the types of tasks that we would be doing regularly."
First year trainee, London

2016

"More formal training."
Entry level, London
"More transparency on seat allocation."
Entry level, London

2015

"An on-site gym would be ideal."
First year trainee, London
"In my opinion, more formal training would be an improvement."
First year trainee, London
"There could be more diversity in seat choices, and a chance to undertake a litigation course instead of a seat."
First year trainee, London

2014

"It would be nice to be able to undertake an international secondment."
First year trainee, London
"Being able to complete an overseas secondment (client or office) would be great."
First year trainee, London
"I think the firm should introduce a more tailored training contract which would be more flexible towards trainees in accommodating their desired seats and would allow the possibility of 'split seats' more easily and more varied options for secondment."
First year trainee, London
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