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2019

"Train lateral hires to better understand the training system."
First year trainee, London
"More direct feedback and constructive criticism could be good."
First year trainee, London
"I'd like more formal training and guidance on completing checklists."
First year trainee, London
"More department-specific training in second year once areas to qualify into have been identified."
Second year trainee, London
"More training."
Second year trainee, London
"Greater insight and review to ensure people aren't taking on too much."
First year trainee, London
"I think the firm should more closely monitor the work we are doing and the hours we are working. There are often trainees who are flat out on certain projects while others are not very busy. I think the flexibility of the non-rotational system is great but this needs to be met with some more support and guidance."
First year trainee, London

2018

"Place more emphasis on the teaching role of associates. It would be great if the firm could encourage them and provide them with the capacity to spend more time on teaching."
First year trainee, London
"A more effective work allocation. It makes no sense when, sometimes, some of us are doing a 70-hour week and others are doing a 20-hour week."
First year trainee, London
"More communication in terms of performance feedback. It's often quite hard to tell how you're doing relative to where you should be."
First year trainee, London
"More structure, transparency and support with regard to appraisals, training and progression."
London
"Shorter hours and more active mentorship."
First year trainee, London
"More transparency about retention rates and more regular and open feedback."
First year trainee, London
"Less pressure to commit to certain departments at the 12-month stage. I think the firm should encourage a broader spread of work until we're 18 months in."
Second year trainee, London
"Have a more equal spread of work. Some individuals will be constantly busy whereas others may find it difficult to find work."
Second year trainee, London
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