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