"The money and the quality of work."
"Having great colleagues and a small trainee intake makes it a very personable experience."
"The pay is really good for trainees and we get exposure to market-leading deals."
"Having lots of flexibility and being able to speak to training principals about moulding the programme to your needs."
"The quality of the work is great as it's complex, high-value and international."
"The training support and guidance given by associates and partners."First year trainee, London
"Most, if not all, of the people at this firm (from the partners to the support staff) have been wonderfully kind, supportive and open with me. I have really enjoyed working with all the people in this firm."First year trainee, London
"The amount of responsibility that associates give us from an early stage, the amount of client contact and the general collegiate environment of the office."Second year trainee, London (currently seconded to Hong Kong)
"Great responsibility and interesting work."First year trainee, London
"The atmosphere is very open and it is easy to raise issues if you need to."First year trainee, London
"The responsibility you get as a trainee and the exposure to deals and clients. You really feel like a valued and essential member of the deal team."Second year trainee, London
"The people. Both the lawyers and the support staff make the firm a fantastic place to work."Second year trainee, London
"Working with brilliant people on great deals."First year trainee, London
"The London office is not absolutely huge so you get to know everyone, and it's super friendly."First year trainee, London
"The best thing about working at S&C is the immediate exposure to market-leading transactions. From day one trainees are given a great deal of responsibility within the firm and great ownership of the work. This is the same on transactions of all sizes and the senior associates and partners are happy to give trainees independence to perform the tasks they are given. They always provide a safety net and a willing ear if we run into difficulties, but we are given the freedom to find our own limitations. Also, the friendly culture at the firm, the open-door policy and the relatively small size of the office means that everyone knows who you are and you get to know everyone else in the office. This provides a very pleasant working atmosphere and gives you a greater pool of people to ask assistance from."Second year trainee, Melbourne
"Access to fantastic and inspirational partners who take a genuine interest in your development."Second year trainee,
"You are surrounded by incredibly intelligent people."First year trainee,
"Level of partner access. Profile of work (the biggest and most complex legal deals). Small, close knit deal teams. Friendly, collegiate atmosphere."Second year trainee,
"Friendly environment allowing you to learn a lot very quickly."Second year trainee,
"Being part of a small office allows you to get to know everyone you work with. In addition, the small intake of trainees means that senior lawyers and partners are able to effectively monitor your professional development and training."Second year trainee,
"The level of responsibility you are given and the opportunity to take on as much as you can handle."First year trainee,
"Friendly colleagues and the benefits package. Small team of trainees means a lot of responsibility from the start."First year trainee, London
"Working as part of a small deal team ensures that you get great exposure early on. You are given a lot of responsibility right from the start of your career and constantly learn new things and improve existing skills."First year trainee, London
"Quality of work. Direct contact with, and guidance from, very senior lawyers."First year trainee, London
"Quality of work. Opportunities for responsibility. Knowledge and expertise of supervisors. Friendly atmosphere. Supportive culture."First year trainee, London
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