Vacation scheme and training contract application reviews
Law firms receive thousands of applications for vacation schemes and training contracts every year. If you don’t learn effective application technique, you won’t be invited to interview.
But application technique isn’t about applying a set of rigid rules to your applications. It’s about presenting who you are on paper. It’s about showcasing your motivations, experiences and potential to a recruiter. It’s about knowing how to tailor your applications and stand out from the crowd.
We at The Corporate Law Academy know how competitive it is. We take your application reviews very seriously.
Our thorough and personal application review service, offers you detailed, line-by-line comments on your vacation scheme or training contract application. These reviews are firm-specific and cover the following areas:
- how well you answer the question[s] asked;
- your use of language and your overall structure;
- how well you’ve tailored your application to the specific firm; and
- how well you’ve met a firm’s competencies.
Many of our students go on to secure training contracts at top commercial firms, including the magic circle and New York’s elite law firms.
Why use our application review service?
We’ve reviewed thousands of applications since 2017
We now review 4-5 applications every day. Our experience has taught us what works and what doesn’t. We know how to sell your experiences, demonstrate your motivation and make an application stand out. We don’t just talk the talk either. We’ve been through the process ourselves: our reviewer secured 13 interviews with top commercial law firms.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are able to benchmark the strength of your application against other candidates applying to the same firm. In addition to our line by line comments, you’ll receive practical guidance on how to apply our feedback to future applications.
High-level, specific, actionable advice
There’s a reason we only review law firm applications. That’s our niche and we’re good at what we do. We’re not here to give you generic advice on your applications. Instead, we provide bespoke, actionable advice based on your existing application answers, your experiences and motivations, and the firm you’re applying to. We very rarely come across a firm we haven’t reviewed hundreds of applications for!
Finally, note, the purpose of our reviews is to help you get your applications into the best shape you can. We’ll point out red flags and advise you on how to improve your answers, however, we cannot guarantee you will move onto the next stage.
Application Reviews Exclusively For Premium Members!
Kindly note, application reviews are only available to members of TCLA Premium. These must be used within the month as they do not roll over.
Silver members are entitled to one standard application review every month (returned in 3 working days), while Gold members are entitled to one fast-track review each month (returned in 1 working day). We tend to review applications in the evening (between 5pm and 10pm), so please don’t fret if you haven’t heard from us during the day!
You can send your application into us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly note, in our application reviews, we only review the application questions (and not the work experience section or CVs). Please send over your application as a Word document with the application questions included.
Finally, if your application is submitted after 5pm, the date of submission will be considered to be the next working day. (This means a Gold application will be returned the following day.)