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Perks

2019

"I have been involved in lots of business developments that include free breakfast, lunch and dinner while networking and attending the races. The firm arranges a free cinema trip with pizza for everyone who wishes to attend."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The firm has a good pension scheme and will match your payments up to 5%. We sometimes get emailed about various other perks. One example is that a new restaurant opened in our building and employees of the firm got to have a free meal there in exchange for providing the restaurant with some feedback."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The flexibility of working, especially for those with young children, appears unrivalled. There are various free memberships such as to the Barbican Centre and the V&A, which provided access to a range of free tickets."
First year trainee, London
"My favourite perk is 40% off of cinema tickets and cinema food/drink."
Second year trainee, Edinburgh
"There's new qualifier leave. You can take up to five weeks off on qualification and they can be taken any time in the first six months of your qualification year."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Having tickets to the Royal Exchange is a good idea. Team and firm social events are also good and the free fruit is a nice touch."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"There are always tickets to events and cocktail vouchers around the office. We also have our own work phone, which is handy."
First year trainee, Belfast

2018

"We can get discounted theatre tickets and we have regular free social activities. This is very different to the previous sector I worked in, so it seems very generous to me."
First year trainee, Manchester
"There are regular drinks trollies and social events."
First year trainee, London
"We have recently introduced a secondment scheme for junior lawyers to move to another office worldwide for a few months."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"There are sometimes tickets to watch cricket at the Oval available."
First year trainee, London
"Our firm matches our pension contributions by the standard 5%. There's also a subsidised canteen, we're provided with iPhones and can get free tickets to the Royal Academy through membership."
Second year trainee, London
"The pension contribution is good and the firm pays for my railcard, which is also very helpful."
Second year trainee, Aberdeen
"We get discounted tickets at the Old Vic, which I have taken advantage of a few times. Our pension is particularly good and we get a lot of benefits in relation to financial advice and general wellness support. The firm pays for a service called 'Unum' that we can use for advice and counselling. We can also get loans for deposits, which is handy."
Second year trainee, London
"All trainees get laptops and currently have iPhones provided. We get free dinners after 7.00 pm and free taxis when working after 9.00 pm."
First year trainee, Belfast

2017

"If you stay after 7.00 pm then you can claim up to £15 for dinner. If you stay after 9.00 pm then you can get a taxi home. The private healthcare is good and there is an in-house GP that comes in every Wednesday, which is useful."
First year trainee, London
"If you keep an eye out you can usually get some free tickets to the cricket at the Oval during the summer."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is introducing a more comprehensive moving policy, which will help a lot of trainees who are moving offices (which frequently happens). I think a more unusual perk is the 24/7 access to a video-linked GP."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Membership to the Royal Academy and good cricket tickets!"
First year trainee, London
"Permanent free entrance to the Royal Academy of Arts is always a plus."
Second year trainee, London
"The social events are always good and free, which makes you feel more valued. Apart from that there are not a huge amount of perks as a trainee."
First year trainee, Glasgow
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