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One Small Change


"More exposure to billing."
Second year trainee, Belfast
"The firm currently offers four seats of six months each during the training contract but I quite like the idea of six seats of four months each to enable you to experience more practice areas before qualification."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"Offer international secondments."
Second year trainee, Edinburgh
"More transparency in seat allocations. It's often not clear how a decision has been reached."
Second year trainee, Manchester


"I don't think it's quite right that you are given priority for your seat choices in second year (ie seats three and four). I think it would be more useful if that priority was given when you're in seats two and three as your fourth seat is a bit late to finally get your first choice seat when you have to apply for new qualifier roles a month in. I think most firms operate that way though, so I think that change needs to be adopted across firms."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"I would improve the availability of client secondments."
Second year trainee, Edinburgh
"Increase the number of seats to give more varied exposure to different departments"
First year trainee, Birmingham
"London trainees should be guaranteed to be able to stay in London unless they choose to go elsewhere (eg Scotland)."
First year trainee, London
"Non-English salaries should match those of English trainees."
First year trainee, Belfast
"Being offered the opportunity to do an international secondment."
First year trainee, London


"Providing for more international secondments would be great."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"More transparency at the earlier stages of the qualification process."
First year trainee, London
"More regular discussions with your trainee supervisor throughout the seat as opposed to only mid-way through and at the end."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Improve the information given about the different seats as it can be tricky to decide what seats to ask for."
First year trainee, Glasgow
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