Training Contract Applications

Here you will find articles containing expert advice on how to craft impactful training contract & vacation scheme applications.

Training Contract Application Tips – An Essential Guide

By Matt Oliver

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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CV for Training Contract Application – An Essential Guide

By Matt Oliver

A CV for your training contract application may turn out to be one of the most important pieces of work you ever produce. You should see it as a piece of work that you take pride in rather than something that needs to be thrown together to enable you to submit a job application. The…

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Building The Foundations For a Solid Training Contract Application

By Pippa Allsop

This is a guest post from trainee solicitor Pippa Allsop setting out her best training contract application advice. There is plenty of advice given on how to make a successful training contract application. However, if you don’t put the right foundations in place first, you may find your applications are unsuccessful even if you follow…

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Grad Recruiter Secrets: What Makes an EXCELLENT Training Contract Application

By Matt Oliver

I asked some experienced graduate recruiters a question I often hear…. In your experience, which factors differentiate an excellent application from a good application?” Paula McMullan, Graduate Recruitment Manager at Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP (London), had this to say: A great application is one where I can tell that the person: has taken the trouble…

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Covering Letter for Training Contract Application – An Essential Guide

By Matt Oliver

Covering letters are usually sent with a CV as a form of training contract or vacation scheme application where the completion of an application form is not required. However, some firms do request a covering letter as part of an application form. In either case, a covering letter can make or break your application. Where…

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Law Vacation Scheme Application Tips

By Matt Oliver

Here are some quick vacation scheme application tips around some the areas that will make the most impact with the recruiters. Build Your Vacation Scheme Applications on a Foundation of Research As with most things connected to the pursuit of a legal career, time spent at the researching stage will stand you in good stead…

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Training Contract Applications – Common Mistakes

By Matt Oliver

Every year I see candidates making the same mistakes in their training contract and vacation scheme applications. In this post, I set out 10 of the mistakes I see most often. Eliminate these mistakes and your chances of landing that training contract will be greatly increased. 1. Lack of consideration Some candidates don’t spend enough time…

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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.