Insider Training Contract Recruitment Advice

Here you will find articles containing expert advice from graduate recruiters, lawyers and trainees. Learn, from those on the inside, the secrets of securing a training contract & vacation scheme.

Video: Sonal Shah, Trainee Solicitor

In this video, Sonal Shah talks about life as a trainee solicitor. In particular, Sonal is living proof of the benefits of participating in vacation schemes and she also gives her outlook on work/life balance as a solicitor.

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TSS Interview with Solicitor, Heather Grant

The subject for this latest interview is solicitor Heather Grant who is a relatively newly qualified solicitor but has been working in the law for some time.  Heather spent time as a paralegal before securing a training contract and therefore has some good advice about taking this route. 1. Why did you decide you wanted…

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TSS Interview with Law Firm Partner, Adele Bishop

Name – Adele BishopCurrent Occupation (and Title, if relevant) – Solicitor/Partner 1. Why did you decide you wanted to be a solicitor? I initially went to university to study French, German and Italian then after a year, decided that I wanted more of a challenge so switched to a law degree as I figured it…

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TSS Interview with Law Student, Ben Hughes

The subject of this week’s interview is law student, Ben Hughes.   Ben is in the second year of his LLB degree and hopes to train with a medium or large corporate/commercial firm.  He talks about the importance of work experience, amongst other things. 1. Why did you decide to study law? When did you make the decision? I’ve…

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TSS Interview with Trainee Solicitor, Sarah Watts

The subject of this week’s interview is trainee solicitor, Sarah Watts.  Sarah did some extensive research into different firms before deciding to train at a medium-sized commercial firm in London.  1. Why did you decide you wanted to become a solicitor? When did you make the decision? I always liked the idea of entering a well established profession…

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TSS Interview with Solicitor, Tony McDonach

The subject of this week’s interview is private practice solicitor, Tony McDonach. Tony bounced back from his original training contract offer being withdrawn to take a more unconventional route to qualify as a solicitor. Tony gives a candid interview about his life as a solicitor and offers some valuable advice for anyone thinking of pursuing a career…

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TSS Interview with Ex-Lawyer, David Artingstall

The subject of this interview is former regional law firm partner David Artingstall. He has had a varied life since leaving the legal profession, as he did when he was working in it. David shares how he made it to partner in one law firm and then launched a new firm as senior partner. He…

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Learn How to Master the Watson Glaser Test

The Watson Glaser Test is a critical piece of the training contract puzzle.

Each year, more law firms use the Watson Glaser Test to filter our candidates from their recruitment processes.

It's simple, if you don't know how to pass it you won't get a job offer from them.

We teach you the nuts and bolts of this test and how best to practice it to get to the required pass level.