24th July 2019
successful vacation scheme student

How I Secured Six Vacation Schemes

How I Secured Six Vacation Schemes A conversation with Lewis Malkin Lewis Malkin is a trainee at Baker McKenzie. He also secured six vacation schemes. Yes, you read that right. Six. We caught up with Lewis (LinkedIn) one month before he began his training contract to talk about how to write successful law firm applications, how to deal with rejection, and how to stand out during a vacation scheme. We […]
11th June 2019
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Vacation Scheme Guide – Updated for 2019!

Vacation Scheme Guide 2019 How to prepare, impress and secure a training contract 28/03/2019: This guide has been revised to prepare candidates for 2019 vacation schemes. Vacation schemes are intense. You’re in a new environment, with new people, working on tasks you may not understand. You feel the need to be switched on, even at the social events, because you want to impress. You’re constantly trying not to make mistakes […]
1st May 2019
Training contract success

Making the most of your training contract: A conversation with Lewis Malkin

Making the most of your training contract A conversation with Lewis Malkin Lewis Malkin is a third-seat trainee at Baker McKenzie. You might remember him from our last conversation:”How I Secured Six Vacation Schemes“. In this episode of Trainee Talk, Lewis discusses: What makes vacation scheme candidates at his firm stand out How to prepare for your training contract How to make a good first impression with your team How […]
2nd July 2018
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Convert your vacation scheme into a training contract

Convert your vacation scheme into a training contract A conversation with Rosie Watterson We caught up with Rosie Watterson, the founder of the blog Apply.Shine.Win, to discuss how you can convert your vacation scheme into a training contract offer.  We’ve transcribed our interview below. (Note: It has been lightly edited.) Rosie is a future trainee solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills. She studied History at Queen’s University Belfast, and has recently completed […]
19th June 2018
Vacation Scheme Work Log

Case Studies, Interviews and Vacation Scheme Resources

 Case Studies, Interviews and Vacation Scheme Resources   We’ve compiled our best resources to help you prepare for your interviews, assessment centres and vacation schemes. In each case, click on the image to open the resource. Vacation Scheme Work Log   Law Firm Overview Plan – what makes a law firm different? Competency Interview Questions Plan Written Case Study 1 – Legal Analysis   Written Case Study 2 – Mergers […]