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The idea of going on secondment as a trainee can mean different things to different people - for some, it conjures up images of cultural experiences in exotic locations. For others, it’s about entering the heart of the client, and working out how best to serve their needs from that vantage point.
Poppy FildesAddleshaw Goddard
University of Durham | Trainee solicitor
I've had seats in Corporate and Real Estate. Despite their differences, I've been struck by the common ground they share: friendly, down-to-earth people, who are genuinely willing to help. There's an open-door policy and everyone is keen to participate in making my time in their department as enjoyable as possible.
From my research, client secondments seem to be an ever more popular part of training contracts at many commercial firms. What are the benefits of going on a client secondment over staying within the firm for the duration of the training contract?