Trainee Retention Rates 2018

If you are applying for training contracts you should keep an eye on law firm trainee retention rates as they are published. After all, the ultimate goal of completing a training contract is to become a newly qualified (NQ) lawyer so a firm's retention rate may play a role in your decision where to apply.

The trainee retention rate is the percentage of qualifying trainees who have accepted the offer of NQ positions at the firm. These figures refer to those qualifying in spring 2018.

FirmNumber of trainees in qualifying intakeNumber of accepted NQ offersRetention percentage
Mayer Brown 4 4 100%
Slaughter and May 37 35 95%
Allen & Overy 40 32 80%
Macfarlanes 6 6 100%
White & Case 16 13 81%
Clifford Chance 48 44 92%
Hogan Lovells 32 25 78%
Simmons & Simmons 12 11 83%
Baker McKenzie 17 14 82%
Linklaters
51 43 84%
Norton Rose Fulbright 24 18 75%
Trowers & Hamlins
7 6 86%
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 42 31 74%
Herbert Smith Freehills 37 34 92%
Browne Jacobson 4 3

75%

CMS 40 30 75%
Bristows 10 10 100%
Last modified on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:55