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Trainee Retention

9.0 / 10

(based on 8 ratings in 2019)

2019

"The firm usually offers more positions than there are qualifying trainees."
First year trainee, London
"I feel confident that I would be likely to get a place at the firm, but less certain that I would necessarily get the department I wanted. Inevitably, every year there will be more applicants for a particular role than there are openings. That said, the firm really does try to place you where you want to go, perhaps to a greater extent than other firms."
First year trainee, London
"The firm makes an effort to retain its trainees. As it is a small intake, there are bound to be instances where more than one trainee vies for a seat. However, even in these cases, I have seen the firm try its best to accommodate."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates have been pretty good. If you want to stay on, the firm will try to offer you a position although it might not be in your preferred team."
Second year trainee, London
"The retention rates are extremely good. The main issue is usually with which departments will have jobs available and how many positions will be on offer."
First year trainee, London

2018

"The firm usually seeks to retain everyone."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates here have been high historically."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates are very good at my firm so I'm hoping to be kept on."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates are very good and the firm really makes an effort to keep you on in your preferred department, provided that there are spaces available."
Second year trainee, London/Brussels
"The retention is great and most of the trainees are kept on. When you join Covington, you join a team and everyone is interested in having you stay for the long-term."
Second year trainee, London
"If you want to stay, there will usually be a job available if you do a good job during the training contract."
First year trainee, London

2017

"The retention rates have so far been very good, but it is always difficult to predict because it depends on business needs and the popularity of a seat."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has high retention rates and aims to offer a job to its trainees subject to business needs at the time."
Other - NQ, London
"The firm has a very strong retention rate but everything always depends on the business needs and you may not be offered a job in the department you want."
First year trainee, London
"To my knowledge, every year for a while now, everyone who wants to stay on has been able to."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates have been good historically."
First year trainee, London

2015

"This year retention rates were 100%."
First year trainee, London
"Retention rates are generally good, but as it's a small firm, it generally requires good timing and a bit of luck. For instance, if seven out of seven trainees in a given year all want to qualify into corporate, that is unlikely to happen, but my understanding is that the firm will try to place you somewhere in the firm."
First year trainee, London
"The firm generally has quite high retention rates."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Generally retention rates are very high, but as certain teams are very small, it may sometimes depend on how many people want jobs in the same practices."
First year trainee, London
"Generally trainee retention is very good. Being a small firm, there are only usually one or two jobs per department, so depends largely on preferences of other members of intake. Firm seems to be good at accommodating and "making room" by creating slightly different roles so that trainees can be retained and business needs can be met."
First year trainee, London
"Generally the firm has a very high retention rate, however business demand is the biggest factor and this will determine how many NQ jobs are open in each practice group. The training principal and the firm so make a big effort to keep most of the trainees though."
First year trainee, London
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