You’ll need to apply online from 27 September 2021 for your chosen scheme. We’ll ask you to fill in your personal details, tell us about any previous work experience, and you will then need to complete a short video assessment to answer a number of questions about why you’d like to join our firm, and this programme in particular. We’ll also want to know about your commercial awareness.
Do well, and you’ll be invited along to a virtual assessment centre. 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 if not sooner. From there, our early careers team will be in touch to help you prepare for the scheme.
The scheme itself will see you undertaking a number of exercises and meeting people from across the firm. You’ll also have the opportunity to 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 a variety of different exercises to assess your performance in a range of situations which may include 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, and 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 on, be prepared to engage on this topic and make sure you've really research 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