Interview experiences for vacation schemes and training contracts. Law firms are sorted alphabetically.

Gateley plc Interview

When was your Gateley plc interview? 

April 2018

What was it for? 

Vacation Scheme

Please describe the interview process at Gateley plc.

1. Introduction to the firm. This includes a presentation, a video prepared by the firm, and coffee;

2. Hour-long panel interview with partners from the office you selected in your application.

3. Written test. You will be given some information regarding a new development that pertains to the firm’s core sectors, and you must use this to write a blog post for their website.

You will be offered lunch, and reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

What advice would you give to future applicants for the Gateley plc interview?

They don’t invite many applicants to the assessment centre, so the interviewers will have tailored their questions to your application. Be prepared to discuss any experience/interest you shared in your application at length. Expect commercial questions [i.e. where they should open a new office and why/how a housebuilding company should react to Brexit, etc.]).

You have 45 minutes to complete the written task. Keep an eye on the time, and don’t regurgitate information. It might be worthwhile to have a look at the firm’s blogs to ascertain the desired length/tone.

When was your Gateley plc interview? 

February 2018

What was it for? 

Vacation Scheme 2018

Please describe the interview process at Gateley plc.

Interview, group exercise, written exercise. The assessment centre was a very stimulating day. The partners at interview seemed very relaxed, forward thinking, and pleasant to speak with.

What advice would you give to future applicants for the Gateley plc interview?

Be prepared for in depth discussion on current commercial/news issues. Also be prepared for one or two curve ball questions e.g who would you invite to a dinner party and why?