Pinsent Masons has retained half of its trainees qualifying this spring.
Seven of the ten trainees reaching their end of their training contracts applied for newly qualified (NQ) jobs with the firm. Pinsents made offers to six of them, with five accepting.
However, one of the qualifiers accepted a role within the wider Pinsent Masons business.
The firm’s head of recruitment and graduate development Deborah McCormack said: “Naturally, it’s disappointing that retention is not as high as it has been in previous years. Of a qualifying pool of ten, seven applied for NQ roles, six offers were made and five accepted. A further qualifier opted to join Vario, our flexible resourcing service, with a view to diversifying their legal and commercial experience in-house.”
We’re supportive of those who opt to take an alternative path and Vario provides another career option for lawyers to the benefit of our clients. It’s a competitive market currently and we’re focused on offering an attractive environment for retaining the great new talent that we have entering the firm.”