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.

FirmScore
Crown Prosecution Service98.8
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP98.0
Michelmores LLP96.7
Latham & Watkins95.7
Mayer Brown International LLP95.0
Clyde & Co LLP91.8
Burges Salmon LLP91.8
Macfarlanes LLP91.6
DAC Beachcroft91.2
Stevens & Bolton LLP90.0
Wilkin Chapman LLP89.2
Weightmans LLP89.1
Dentons88.7
Birketts88.2
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP88.0
mfg Solicitors LLP88.0
TLT LLP87.9
Thrings LLP87.5
Travers Smith LLP87.5
Bird & Bird LLP87.5