Allen & Overy (A&O) has revealed a retention rate of 86 per cent, keeping on 38 of 44 autumn 2015 qualifying trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions.
Of the magic circle firm’s 44-strong cohort, 42 trainees applied for NQ roles. The firm offered 41 of those 42 roles. Ultimately, 38 accepted a role.
A&O training partner James Partridge said: “This is another pleasing result which demonstrates the consistently high standard of the trainees here at A&O, as well as our commitment to supporting their long term careers with us.”
The group of 44 was Allen & Overy’s smallest set of qualifiers in many years, following post-recession cuts to its intake. In spring 2010, the firm had 66 second-year trainees.