Pre-Application Essentials

Here you will find articles containing expert advice on the essential activities before you start making training contract & vacation scheme applications.

Law Career Fairs – An Essential Guide

By Matt Oliver

The importance of law career fairs is often under-estimated by candidates and you will be missing a trick if you don’t attend any. Whilst we wouldn’t recommend you go to lots of them, we would certainly recommend you attend at least one or two carefully selected fairs. They are a safer and less scary way…

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The Trainee Solicitor Recruitment Cycle

By Matt Oliver

September/October of each year sees the start of various new cycles in the worlds of students, graduates and law job applicants. Students are either starting a new year at university or commencing the GDL or LPC at law school. Out of those who have already finished their studies, the lucky ones will be commencing their…

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Firms With CV & Covering Letter Training Contract Applications

By Rocelyn

Our intrepid team have painstakingly compiled the following list of firms who are currently accepting applications for training contracts via the CV and covering letter application method. If you are unable to find details of who to apply to on their website (or if there is no website listed) you can find these details on…

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Is Commerciality Rocket Science?!

By Steve Weiner

Let’s set the scene: You’re about to go into a commercial law firm for an interview for either a training contract or a vacation scheme; You know or you’ve been told that you will need to display a sense of ‘commerciality’ when discussing your future career with those who might be able to give you…

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Steve Jobs’ Profound Advice For Aspiring Lawyers

By Matt Oliver

Steve Jobs was a visionary and an inspiration to many. He had some valuable insights and advice which all aspiring lawyers would do well to consider. In 2005, Steve gave the commencement speech for students graduating from Stanford University. It remains a hugely popular speech due to the powerful calls to action included in it…

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Law Fairs – The Do’s & Don’ts

By Matt Oliver

This is a guest post setting out invaluable do’s and don’ts when it comes to attending law fairs. It’s written by an experienced training contract applicant in the hope of preventing you from making the same mistakes. My first and only one, about 4 years ago now, was a fruitless affair; my perfunctory approach to…

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Videos: A Career in Law

By Matt Oliver

Here is a series of professionally produced videos presented by Gail Porter which take an in-depth look at a career as a solicitor.  The videos include a wide variety of interviews with law students, trainee solicitors, graduate recruitment personnel, assistant/associate solicitors, law firm partners, and HR personnel. The videos give a great insight into many…

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The Importance of Legal Work Experience

By Matt Oliver

Legal work experience is one of the most important things law firms look for in applications for training contracts. It demonstrates to a firm a keen interest in the law as well as providing some evidence of real-world practical experience. The more connected the work experience is with the type of firm the applicant is…

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What If You Are Unsure of Your Future Legal Aspirations?

By Matt Oliver

Article written by Guest Writer, Jack from All About Law According to the latest statistics from the Higher Education Statistics Agency there are just fewer than 90,000 law students in the UK. The majority of those will be studying English and Welsh Law. All About Law – The Law Careers Website recently took a sample…

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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.