Four seats of six months. Compulsory seats in corporate, banking and dispute resolution. International seats available as are client secondments.First year trainee, LondonHelpful?
The structure has recently changed from a six to four seat system. Trainees are encouraged to to go on an international and/or client secondment.Second year trainee, LondonHelpful?
The seat structure is changing. I am on a 6 seat rotation with plenty of international and client secondment opportunities. The system has now changed to be a 4 seat rotation, but I believe the international and client secondment opportunities remain the same.Second year trainee, LondonHelpful?
It's give and take with HR, business needs, etc.Second year traineeHelpful?
Best seat choices in terms of international and excellent client secondments.Second year traineeHelpful?
One banking seat and one corporate seat compulsory as well as one litigation. Wide choice of client and international secondments available and encouraged.Second year traineeHelpful?
There are a total of six seats but banking, corporate finance and dispute resolution are the core seats. HR is accommodating but it is very hard to place everyone in their preferred teams within the core seats, and in their preferred non-core seats. It is possible to do up to three seats abroad and most of the trainees do at least two of their seats abroad. The firm has a policy of encouraging the trainees to do international seats.First year traineeHelpful?
Norton Rose is different from most firms offering four-seat training contracts because our firm offers six-seat contracts, which means more opportunities to get insight into different departments and international offices. Besides three compulsory seats i.e. Corporate, banking and dispute resolution, you can also choose those niche departments such as employment and tax. Even for dispute resolution, you are allowed to attend a two-week training course instead of doing a four month seat if you decide not to be a litigator at a very early stage. In terms of seats abroad, a lot of opportunities are available and almost half of the trainees in my intake are abroad now as second seaters.First year traineeHelpful?
Trainees do six seats (I don't know if any other firms offer this). You have to do a seat in three core areas of the firm – banking, corporate finance and dispute resolution (for the latter you can opt to do a two week course instead). There are great international and secondment opportunities but make sure you really want to go abroad as you will be pushed!First year traineeHelpful?
All trainees do six seats: three core ones in corporate, banking and dispute resolution and three non-core ones. These are out of a choice of property, tax, incentives, employment, pensions, competition, client secondments and international seats. It is possible to do another core seat or to return to a seat you wish to qualify into. An international seat is expected and some trainees do two or even three!First year traineeHelpful?
Six seats in any seat where there is a business need. We are given preference forms, but these are rarely taken into consideration.Second year traineeHelpful?
There are six seats and trainees can sit in any of the departments; only a corporate finance and banking seat are obligatory. Currently, the practice is going to great lengths to encourage us to go abroad and I intend to do two or three seats abroad, hopefully in Paris, the Middle East and Tokyo.First year traineeHelpful?
We do six four-month seats, and must complete seats in banking, dispute resolution and corporate finance. We are asked to rank our choice of seats from 1-15, but even when we know where we want to qualify, this is usually ignored and we are at the whim of the HR team, who seems to have no logic in their choices. This year, we were virtually forced to do a seat abroad, unless we really had a good reason not to go.First year traineeHelpful?
Six four-month seats in any departments, so long as you fulfil the core requirements. Full choice – you’re only restricted by demand and SRA requirements. We have the opportunity to go abroad three times during our training contract if desired. Norton Rose has 38 offices as of 1 June 2011, so the choice is gigantic!First year traineeHelpful?
All trainees do six seats which suits me down to the ground as this offers much more variety and also maximises your chances of getting a really popular one. In the London office, all departments take trainees. There is a very wide choice – one could say too wide as there are too many that I want to do. International seats are very strongly encouraged.First year traineeHelpful?