Your first year at university is about to finish. It’s almost time to leave the breezeblock walls, communal showers, athlete’s foot, romantic misadventures and insipid décor of student halls behind. Greener pastures await. You’re moving into a student house with your friends. It looks a bit rough around the edges, but it’s going to be “EPIC”. Surely nothing can go wrong?
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According to a recent survey conducted by the Magic Circle law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the next generation of ‘City lawyers’ believe that job satisfaction, career progression and work-life balance are more important to them than salary. Surely not, right? All wannabe lawyers are in it for the cash, aren’t they? Well, read it and weep people. The statistics don’t lie…
How have you fared in the opening rounds of vacation scheme applications? ‘Could do better’? Not to worry, there’s still plenty of time left to get your applications submitted before the 31 January deadlines.
The prospect of writing a vacation scheme application can leave the best of us weak at the knees. They say you can learn by example. Well, here’s an example of how to completely scupper your chances of getting on a vacation scheme. Members of the jury, we present to you Exhibit A: exactly how not to write a vacation scheme application…
Just when you thought it was safe to settle down with a hot mug of cocoa and relax after a turbulent start to the new university year… Vacation scheme applications are now open! AllAboutLaw.co.uk highly recommend aspiring solicitors and even those toying with the idea of a career in law to apply for a vacation scheme. After all, they’re half the battle of securing a training contract!
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Sussing out the law firm you want to work for is a tricky old business! It can be difficult to really pinpoint the best way to do it. Of course, one the best ways is to get yourself onto a vacation scheme with a firm. But what will you get out of your one or two weeks in the office? Andrew Pollock is now a trainee with top City firm King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin after finding the perfect fit through a vacation scheme! Here’s what he got up to…
Clara Garfield completed a vacation scheme at international firm, Taylor Wessing in 2011. Throughout the scheme, Clara felt well supported by the firm and commends the ethos of the firm and their hiring policy – Taylor Wessing look for people who are a good fit for the firm’s culture, not just those with top grades.