Baker McKenzie posts 71% spring trainee retention score

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12 out of 17

The London office of international law firm Baker McKenzie has posted a spring trainee retention score of 71%.

From a March qualifying cohort of 17, Bakers made 14 offers, 12 of which were accepted. The two newly qualified (NQ) lawyers who declined offers will join smaller teams in other firms, Bakers confirmed.

Three NQs join the firm’s corporate team, a further three are employment-bound, EU, competition and trade gain two new solicitors, and two will join Baker’s IP and tech group. The final two will start lawyer life in the banking and dispute resolution teams.

Arron Slocombe, training principal at Bakers, said:

“We are very pleased to welcome another strong group of trainees into permanent roles as qualified lawyers across both our transactional and advisory departments. Our retention rate remains high this Spring, although not quite at the level we have seen previously. Attracting and retaining the best talent is crucial to grow our business and that’s why we give our trainees the best opportunities for a successful and fulfilling career.”

The latest recruits will start on an NQ salary of £77,000, putting them on the same levels of cash as their peers over at DLA Piper and Norton Rose Fulbright. Trainees at Bakers currently receive £45,000 in year one, rising to £49,000 in year two.

Today’s retention score marks a notable drop on the firm’s autumn 2018 performance — on that occasion retaining all 14 NQs (100%), albeit with one on a fixed term contract. In previous rounds, it posted results of 82% (14 out of 17), 94% (15 out of 16) and 81% (13 out of 16) in the last three rounds.

The firm, which offers around 33 training positions each year, scored well in our Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey, securing an A* for peer support and As for training, quality of work, partner approachability, perks and social life.

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HAH! Like any of these betas are ever gonna get laid.



Phwoar u mad bro



“The latest recruits will start on an NQ salary of £77,000”

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Reality check

A pay of £77k is an insane amount of money you utter cretin.



At the Glusk we get £77k per week, plus three segments of a Terry’s chocolate orange per month.



Why are you referring to the firm as “Bakers”? Are they making some apple pie on the side? Croissants? Maybe the odd profiterole?



Coz he’s kool



“Smaller teams in other firms”. Read US dollah.





Infatuated of Tunbridge Wells

Katie King is 100% beautiful.



So so firm



Agreed. And as someone who trained there, it’s anything but a meritocratic place to work.



Sure, but you could say that just about any big firm in the City.



77k? so half of what you get at Irwin Mitchell?



Surely you mean a tenth, per week.



Top top titan firm.



whats baker mckenzie like ? i wud love to train there , wud paraleglal experienc in motor insurance and injury b relevant to such a firm ???

thx all god bless



Major key alert!


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