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Diana Dai

“I started my training contract at another firm that ceased to exist shortly before I completed my first seat. Take two at Akin Gump has been a great success and in many ways this firm is much better suited to me.

My first seat was in Litigation and I am now sitting Corporate. The size of the training programme offers the twin advantages of flexibility and responsibility. The graduate recruitment team and practice groups are able to be more accommodating to the varying interests of the individual trainees. Frequently being the only trainee in a department offers an opportunity to do a wide variety of work and build relationships.

Akin Gump demands a high level of independence from trainees from day one which can be daunting at first. However, this also quickly develops strong self-management skills which really set you up for your career beyond the training contract.”