What are the dates of your 2021 vacation scheme?
We currently plan to run our summer 2021 vacation scheme on the weeks beginning 5 July 2021 and 12 July 2021. We usually take 6/7 graduates each week. These weeks will be used to select our future trainees from those that apply for a training contract with us. Obviously our ability to host the vacation scheme may depend on government guidance in place at that time.
Will I be able to select my seats during my training contract?
Usually those trainees in their second year have first choice as they are considering where to qualify. The seats that are available to first year trainees depend on where the business needs trainees and what seats are available. Trainees have their choice for at least two out of the four seats and often trainees do get three seats as chosen by them (although sometimes in a different order).
Can I get involved in pro bono as a trainee?
Absolutely, we have a volunteering scheme where each employee is entitled to half a day per quarter on volunteer leave to either volunteer with one of our chosen charities or to volunteer at a charity of their choosing.
Will I be kept on after I qualify?
We try to retain all our trainees on qualifying. Spaces for NQ positions do depend on business need in each department and where the trainee wants to qualify into a certain department we will do all we can to make this happen. Sometimes two trainees want to qualify into the same department and that might mean we only are able to retain one of them if there is not sufficient work to make a business case to do so.
During my training contract can I work from home?
We do have an agile working policy and whilst we think most trainees benefit enormously from being in the office and listening to their colleagues deal with issues, we recognise that trainees do sometimes need to be at home for personal reasons.