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2019

"Sometimes I wish that I received more constructive feedback for the work that I have been doing. We do not share an office with a qualified lawyer (we share an office with another trainee) and are not always directly supervised."
First year trainee, London
"Given that you can often be working for numerous different people and different departments, it can sometimes be hard to manage the expectations of the people you are working with and juggle deadlines."
Second year trainee, London
"Hours can be unpredictable and long."
Second year trainee, London
"Technology. JD is too centralised an organisation to make decisions quickly and at a localised level right now."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a lot of pressure to manage your own training."
First year trainee, London
"Long hours and sometimes a lack of oversight around how much work you are asked to deal with."
First year trainee, London
"There can be a competitive culture and I think we could have more supervision."
First year trainee, London
"The IT systems can sometimes be slow."
First year trainee, London

2018

"It can be difficult to manage your workload sometimes as you do not have one training principal who knows how much work you have at a given point. It takes practice to be able to manage expectations."
First year trainee, London
"Work is often either 'feast or famine'. The periods where you have nothing to do are difficult, especially as it's essentially up to you to be working and busy."
First year trainee, London
"When working weekends and late nights, the hours can be brutal. During busy times it can feel like you are training yourself rather than being trained sometimes and there can be a lack of feedback on work and development at these times."
First year trainee, London
"Sometimes having conflicting workloads and managing the expectations of others in respect of this can be challenging."
First year trainee, London
"The fairly opaque qualification process, by which I mean the lack of knowledge about specific departmental vacancies."
Second year trainee, London
"We don't receive as much supervision as we would on a rotational training contract."
First year trainee, London
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