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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Critical thinking skills are now assessed by more and more law firms as part of their graduate recruitment process. They are used for training contract and vacation scheme assessments because they indicate higher-order thinking. Creative thinking is the method of evaluating problems in an open-minded and unorthodox manner. It involves analysing and evaluating different options…

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Law firms need to know that their future trainees have the skills required to work in client-facing situations. And that they can be depended on to make an impression which reflects favourably on the firm. But a presentation exercise isn’t about presentation skills alone – it’s also a test of organisation and planning. What to…

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More widely used in assessment centres for accountancy and finance, numerical reasoning tests are, nonetheless, still used by some law firms in their recruitment practices. Far from being a test of mathematical ability, these assessments are generally designed to see how well you can interpret data and statistical information. What to expect: The format of…

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Verbal reasoning tests are one of the most common forms of aptitude test used by law firms for recruitment purposes. They are used across a range of sectors, including law, as being able to accurately comprehend written information is an important skill for most graduate roles. There is evidence to suggest that they can actually…

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Working as a solicitor is rarely a solitary job, thus it is essential for all training contract applicants to show that they have the ability, and the correct competencies, to work successfully as part of a team. The way that many law firms will assess this is through a structured Group Exercise. What to expect:…

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This part of the assessment centre allows you to experience the typical decisions and dilemmas that come up frequently when working for a law firm. It gives assessors the opportunity to see how you deal with day to day business multi-tasking, so will give them a good indicator of how you are likely to perform…

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