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Changing firms during TC?
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Liverfille
Posted - 17 October 2016 08:54
Hi guys,

Any advice or experience of this? I've just started my training contract after years of trying to get one. I'm based in the northwest and I need to move to London ASAP for personal reasons. My firm has offices down there but cannot confirm they will transfer me.

Cut a long story short, it's been causing me so much distress since July I'm thinking of leaving my job. Does anyone know whether it's worth trying to transfer to another firm and how?

Thank you in advance for any responses!
sky_scanning
Posted - 30 October 2016 19:36
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errr, stick with your TC at current firm, and get qualified especially since it took you "years to get one". Once qualified review the situation.

Clearly this response could change upon discovery of what said "personal reasons" are, but if they amount to "I have a burd in London" then see above.
Lord Judge
Posted - 06 November 2016 14:15
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As above.
APoodle
Posted - 22 December 2016 15:43
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I transferred my training contract part way through due to my first firm being the most toxic, sole destroying place I have ever worked. Both me and the only other trainee at the firm transferred for the same reason, and I found there wasn't much information out transferring out there, and most people gave the same advice as sky_scanning and Lord Judge - stick with it.

Why stick it out and when its a waste of your time and you're unhappy? Training is precious and you deserve to get the best training you can and be happy whilst doing it.

One thing I would say is that your current firm need to be on board with it as they sign the form to release you - without this, it is very hard. My firm were awkward and made me work 3months notice as a secretary on mat leave was returning at the end of this period (worst excuse ever) during which period they treated my like dirt - but worth keeping them onside if possible. I have had to answer questions every since about why I transferred as people are suspicious of it. However, it is hands down the best decision I have ever made, and has made me much more employable as a consequence - my training at my second firm was in a different league to the first.

Go for it, but track down the new opportunity first as this took time for me, I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time, and also be open with your current employer.

Let me know if you need anymore info, and good luck!
the dark polish knight
Posted - 09 January 2017 20:55
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Good luck