My training contract has been mis-sold to me: What do I do?

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By Legal Cheek on

Dream job isn’t what it says on the tin


In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, a soon-to-be trainee vents his frustration at his “mis-sold” training contract.


I secured a training contract when I was in my second year of university. It’s now two years later, weeks before I’m about to start, and the firm has just told me I can’t work in the department I really wanted to. This was the whole reason I went for this firm over any of the others. To make matters worse, now the firm has decided it’s going to allocate trainees their seats; surprise, surprise, I’ve ended up in one I don’t want to be in. I just feel really annoyed about the whole thing, like my training contract has been mis-sold to me. I wouldn’t have applied to this firm had I known this would happen. Surely it’s too late to switch firms now? I don’t want to annoy anyone before I’ve even started, but do I bring it up with someone at the firm? I’d really appreciate some advice.

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