Allen & Overy will retain 80 per cent of its final-seat trainees in newly-qualified solicitor roles this spring.
The magic circle firm had 40 trainees approaching qualification, and 37 applied for NQ jobs. Of those, A&O offered jobs to 33, with 32 accepting.
While 80 per cent retention is about average for the market as a whole, it is A&O’s lowest figure in five years. In autumn 2013, the firm kept on 72 per cent of its 54 qualifiers.
Training partner James Partridge said: “We’re pleased that we continue to retain the fantastic talent that we attract here at A&O.”
|Trainees retained||Trainees left||Total number of qualifiers||Percentage retained|
|Slaughter and May||35||2||37||95|
|Trowers & Hamlins||6||1||7||86|
|Allen & Overy||32||8||40||80|