Global law firm White & Case LLP has announced it will retain 15 of 16 of its London qualifying trainees in September, 2011. White & Case offered 15 positions to its September qualifiers, equating to a retention rate of 94%.
"We are pleased to have offered fulltime roles to so many of our trainees," said Philip Stopford, partner and training principal, White & Case. "We have consistently maintained our trainee retention rate, which is a credit to the Firm, as well as to the quality of our trainees, and the programme as a whole. Uniquely, our programme guarantees trainees an international seat for six month as part of their two year training so they may experience high profile, international and cross border work early in their careers. The last three years have seen four trainees qualify directly into our global offices."
"As an international firm, we recognize the importance of our role in developing the careers of these young lawyers and to help them fulfill their potential," said Stopford.
"Additionally, English law is increasingly in demand around the world and the London office's trainee programme helps the Firm by strengthening our English law capabilities across our global network of offices," said Oliver Brettle, London executive partner, White & Case. "It is a significant contribution to the Firm's organic growth strategy."
The White & Case trainee programme has been inviting approximately 30 trainees per annum since 1996, a vast majority of who are retained by the Firm. White & Case had trainee retention rates of 94% in September, 2010, and 93% in March, 2011.
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