Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

The Lex 100 verdict on Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

The verdict

With its ‘significant international presence and impressive client roster, offering better work/life balance than a City firm’, Eversheds Sutherland is a firm favourite with trainees who love that it is ‘truly international in scope while still based in regional offices’. The firm has offices spread across the UK and Northern Ireland providing a wide range of seats and experience. Trainees stress the importance of the firm’s international secondment opportunities, for which the firm receives a Lex 100 Winner award. The ‘work/life balance’, ‘ambition’ and ‘strong senior management team’ are all praised, as well as the firm’s ‘office culture’ and ‘high retention rates’. One trainee ‘attended events at various firms and did other vacation schemes, but Eversheds was the most approachable and welcoming by far. I was made to feel at ease at every stage of the application process, and thought that this attitude was likely to carry on throughout the training contract, which it has’. The training structure differs between seats and departments but is commonly thought to provide ‘more responsibility for trainees’ than competitors. Drawbacks identified are that ‘quite often trainees’ seat choices cannot be accommodated, especially in the regional offices’ plus there is a lack of clarity around international secondment applications and trainee remuneration. However, the firm’s ‘inclusive, open environment’ and the ‘supportive culture that allows trainees to learn whilst on the job’ is highly praised. If you are looking for a global-reaching, ambitious and UK-wide, full-service firm, Eversheds Sutherland is a great choice.