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Trainee Retention

8.8 / 10

(based on 6 ratings in 2018)


"These are the best I have seen so far. Sullivan & Cromwell invests in its trainees and seeks to keep them on for the long-term."
"They have been 100% so far so couldn't be better."
"Retention rates have been very good for as long as the programme has been going."


"So far, 100% of the trainees have been kept and there's every indication that this trend will continue."
First year trainee, London
"The retention rates have been 100% so far. I hope that the same will happen again this year!"
Second year trainee, London (currently seconded to Hong Kong)
"Excellent. They invest a lot in the people they recruit."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has, so far, kept everyone on. It's nice because it means that we can take more time to develop our skills and research related areas of law and areas of interest without feeling pressured to take on work so we aren't perceived as not working hard enough."
First year trainee, London


"100% retention rate so far – need I say anything else?"
First year trainee, London
"So far it has been 100%."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is clear that it intends to hire lawyers who it thinks have the potential to one day make partner at S&C. This intention is reflected in the process before being hired where S&C put a lot of time and effort into ensuring the prospective trainees are looked after. As well as a number of dinners where the prospective trainees have a chance to meet the lawyers that they will be working with."
Second year trainee, Melbourne


"We are the second year of trainees so there are no retention rates as of yet, but S&C has put a lot of time and effort into recruiting and training us and we are told that we are being hired to one day be partners, rather than as a trainee who can be tossed aside at the end of the training contract."
First year trainee,
"Our first NQs will be starting in September so we do not have a retention rate. However, we would be extremely surprised if it were not 100%."
First year trainee,


"The class of 2013 trainees are the first class and therefore we have no precedents to compare retention rates."
First year trainee, London
"We are the first batch of trainees, and so there is no basis for prediction."
First year trainee, London
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