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The number of training contracts being offered at City firm Nabarro has decreased by 28.6 per cent.
The firm has 10 fewer positions compared to last year. A total of 35 places were available for the July 2012 deadline while 25 places are available for the July 2013 deadline.
A member of the graduate recruitment team stressed that there would be no change to the trainee experience, adding: “It’s really just following the market. All firms are either keeping training contract numbers the same or lowering them. It’s just following market conditions.”
They added: “There’s no change in terms of what trainees are getting.”
International and client secondment opportunities will not change nor will the amount of pro-bono work available to trainees.
Nabarro announced a retention rate of 69 per cent for newly qualified solicitors earlier this year (20 August 2012).