Trainee Retention Update: figures looking good
28 January 2011
More trainee retention results have been emerging this week and overall the figures are looking pretty positive. Here's the updated results table:
It's champagne all round for Osborne Clarke
and Travers Smith
, both of which managed impressive 100% retention rates. Osborne Clarke kept on all of its five trainees whilst Travers has retained its entire intake of seven. And that's despite Travers' trainees moaning about the "exceptionally rude
" partners and associates and standard of canteen food "slipping slightly
" (click here
for more Firm of the Year feedback).
Impressive results too from Berwin Leighton Paisner
and Reed Smith
, both firms keeping on all but one of their trainees. But it's a glass of lukewarm Vimto to Bircham Dyson Bell, which is currently propping up the table with a retention rate of only 57% - handing out jobs to only four of its seven trainees. Depressingly this is an exact repeat of the firm's 2010 performance. The firm declined to make a comment.
There are still plenty of firms yet to reveal the numbers of NQ jobs they'll be doling out - but initial results are certainly looking positive. To have at least four firms boasting 100% retention rates is not bad going.
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