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Ultimate Guide to TRAINING CONTRACT SUCCESS assists students applying for vacation placements – work experience placements, and training contracts. Aspiring solicitors would stand a much better chance of landing their dream job in law if they knew what was really expected of them! Many students do not know how to avoid the common pitfalls when making applications to law firms because they do not have the right level of information readily available, expert guidance and support at the all-important early stages of their career. The Guide will help you to achieve your dream of a training contract, by sharing our ideas, sound advice and practical guidance to help hone your skills, equip you with key tips and the kind of information that will help you to avoid the common mistakes, in fact all the critical things necessary to land an offer!

You will benefit from the following:

  • Understanding the legal market for aspiring solicitors, and the route to becoming a solicitor.

  • What makes a successful lawyer?

  • Advice to prospective trainee’s commencing their undergraduate degree courses, Common Professional Examination/PgDL and Legal Practice Course.

  • Career Advice if you have a 2:2 in your degree.

  • Considering the options available for funding your legal training.

  • The most elusive of recruitment criteria – Demystifying commercial awareness, and becoming commercially aware.

  • The best way to differentiate your applications and, stand out from the crowd.

  • Advice on drafting your CV, preparing effective covering letters & Application forms.

  • How to promote your personal brand effectively, through marketing techniques and networking.

  • How to avoid the common pitfalls that result in rejections.

  • Top tips and strategies to succeed at assessment days, group role plays and presentations.

  • Vacation Placements and how to maximise the value of your work experience.

  • Meet our friends: A chapter from our friends who are currently training at leading law firms, giving top tips and practice advice on the key things that helped them secure a training contract.

  • Interview techniques. How to answer difficult interview questions & how to answer effectively.

  • Deciding between two offers of a training contract. What are the factors that make a good training contract?

  • What to do if you finish your studies without a training contract. Alternative opportunities in law.