updated on 18 July 2017
A host of firms have revealed their autumn trainee retention figures – meaning the number of trainees who secure permanent positions at the firm once they qualify as solicitors.
Firms publish their retention figures every year to be pored over by prospective candidates and the legal press, as retention statistics are one indicator of whether or not a firm is a good place to train. However, we at LCN believe that while they are important, firms’ trainee retention rates are not the be all and end all that they are often made out to be for a number of reasons, explained in the article linked to above. So be sure to take these figures into account when weighing up firms, but don’t make the mistake of beginning and ending your research into a firm simply by looking at its retention figures for the last couple of years.