You’ll need to apply online for your chosen scheme. We’ll ask you to fill in your details and tell us about any previous work experience. You will then need to complete a short video assessment to answer questions about why you’d like to join our firm and this programme. We’ll also want to know about your commercial awareness.
Do well, and you’ll have a written exercise, role play, and group exercise to complete. You’ll have a 60-minute interview, undertake a group exercise and meet our trainees – the perfect opportunity to ask them any questions you may have about our firm.
You’ll find out the outcome of your application within four weeks of the application deadline closing.
If you attend an assessment centre and are successful, we’ll let you know within two weeks. From there, our early careers team will contact you to help you prepare for the scheme.
The scheme will see you undertaking several exercises and meeting people from across the firm. You’ll also be interviewed for a training contract.
If you have already completed the GDL/LPC, please talk to us about this, and we can discuss potential earlier start dates.
Your assessments will consist of various exercises to assess your performance in a range of situations, including a group scenario, written exercise and interview.
The exercises are timed, which means you are being assessed in your capacity to work under pressure, work in a team, manage your time, think on your feet and use your analytical skills under pressure. Be prepared to talk about your application. If you've talked about an area of law you're interested in, be ready to engage on this topic and make sure you've researched the firm and the work we do.
No preparation is needed in advance, but we will be looking to assess the following across the exercises:
- Communication skills
- Commercial Awareness