There’s no getting around the fact that most training contract applications are designed to be challenging. There follow some of my best training contract application tips, which have helped many candidates secure training contracts and vacation schemes over the years. Once you understand and apply them I’m sure you too will be able to rise…

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So you’ve landed yourself an interview for a training contract or vacation scheme – well done! However, you may have found that the initial elation has now turned to panic. How on earth can you be sure to answer all those tough training contract interview questions? Trust me, you are not alone. The important thing…

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There are plenty of lists of training contract interview questions available online – some contain hundreds of potential questions you could be asked. However, I don’t recommend you spend time reviewing all of these and preparing scripted answers to them. Instead, you can browse through a selection to get a flavour of some of the…

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Competition for training contracts has never been more fierce than it is today. So, unless you are an applicant with an Oxbridge double first, rowing captain and chairman of the debating society on your CV, you need to understand what firms are looking for and seek to demonstrate as much of it as you can.…

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Before applying for solicitor training contracts it’s important to know that law firms come in all shapes and sizes and undertake all manner of different legal work for an extensive range of clients. Research is Key For wannabe trainee solicitors it is vitally important to fully research the different types of firms and organisations which…

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Welcome to our Essential Guide to Training Contract Assessment Centres, designed to help you succeed at law firm assessment centres. If you are looking for sample assessment centre questions and practice tests & exercise go here: Practice Assessment Centre Tests & Exercises Why Law Firms Use Assessment Centres To Select Trainees With so much written…

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Law vacation schemes are a must for any aspiring solicitor who has yet to secure a training contract. Ideally, a strategy for getting on to multiple vacation schemes must be considered at an early stage of your studies. Law Vacation Schemes – The Basics There are many formal vacation schemes run by the large to…

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