How confident are you that you will be kept on at the end of your training contract?

The ultimate goal of a training contract is to qualify as a solicitor. A firm should endeavour to keep as many of its trainees as possible once they have qualified, especially after spending thousands of pounds training them up in a specific way. For reasons such as budget or departmental constraints, a 100% retention score is not always possible. When researching firms you would be wise to keep an eye on the last few years’ retention rates. At these Lex 100 Winner firms some trainees will have already been offered NQ positions whilst others are confident that a job offer is coming their way. Click on a firm name to read their Lex 100 profile and see how they scored in other categories.

Firm Score
Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP 86.3
Crown Prosecution Service 86.0
Osborne Clarke 85.8
Mayer Brown International LLP 85.5
Slaughter and May 83.6
Travers Smith LLP 83.4
Ashurst 82.9
TLT LLP 82.0
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 81.4
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP 80.6
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP 80.3
Stephens Scown LLP 79.9
Burges Salmon LLP 79.7
Addleshaw Goddard 77.5
Maples Teesdale LLP 77.4
Clyde & Co 76.7
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 76.5
Macfarlanes LLP 76.0
CMS 75.9
Latham & Watkins 75.8