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Trainee Retention

9.9 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2019)


"The qualification process for my trainee intake and the year above was smooth and relaxed."
Second year trainee, London
"You can be confident that you will be kept on if you are a good trainee."
First year trainee, London
"Our retention rate was 100% last year."
First year trainee, London
"This is good overall."
Second year trainee, London


"Retention rates have traditionally been 100%."
Second year trainee, London
"100% of the trainees in the intake before us got retained and the firm has more than enough space for all of us."
First year trainee, London
"As it is 100% for the year, I think they're very good."
Second year trainee, London
"It is a small intake so retention rates can vary quite drastically. I think the firm is committed to retaining as many trainees as possible but the smaller teams cannot take on as many new qualifiers as the larger ones."
Second year trainee, I'm currently on secondment in New York but I am based in London.


"Some departments are more competitive than others and this may lead to some people being disappointed, but this is no different to many other firms with oversubscribed departments."
Other - NQ (end of qualification year), London
"All but two people from my intake were kept on."
Second year trainee, London


"They're very good."
First year trainee, London


"Retention rates are very strong at the firm."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong (seconded from London)
"Kirkland has a strong record of trainee retention"
First year trainee, London
"The firm hires to retain. It invests a lot of time and effort into training and mentoring trainees to ensure that they can reach the required standard, meaning retention rates are very high."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has great retention rates, as long as you want to be a transactional lawyer."
First year trainee, London
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