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Formal Training

7.1 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2019)


"The team tries to include us in as much of the work as possible. We are given associate-level work if we can handle it. For that reason, I think the training is very good. Small teams mean we get a lot of responsibility and are often the only trainee on a matter."
First year trainee, London
"There has not been much in the way of formal training (apart from in the corporate department, which is very good). However, I have felt there is more of an emphasis on learning by doing, which I find more effective."
First year trainee, London
"There's a large amount for associates but not as much for trainees."
First year trainee, London
"We have excellent training and great supervisors and are able to learn from very, very smart people."
First year trainee, London


"The training is less structured than at some other firms. However, this means you get thrown into real work straight away and very much learn on the job, which is great."
First year trainee, London
"There is no set training programme but there are talks etc that we are encouraged to attend and there are also options for joining online IT training sessions. Informal training can also be requested and is generally well received and encouraged. Teams often organise their own training sessions on topical issues, which is helpful."
Second year trainee, London
"There's a lack of formal training compared with UK firms, but this is to be expected."
First year trainee, London
"The training programmes at our firm are slightly less structured than they would be at a Magic Circle firm. My understanding of this is that it's because we spend a lot of our time doing actual work and learning on the job, rather than sitting in a classroom. I find the former method far more effective and don't think I would glean as much knowledge from taking notes in a lecture room."
First year trainee, London
"The firm could benefit from a more formal training programme. It's very much a case of learning on the job at present, for better or worse."
First year trainee, London
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