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    Vacation Scheme Didn't Work Out? Things You Should Consider About Making Direct TC Applications

    Hi all, was hoping to get a bit of insight about direct TC apps. I have a vac scheme in July, but I was planning to send a few direct TC applications (deadlines vary between May and July) in case I fail to convert. 1. Should I include my vac scheme (which I have not completed yet) in my direct...
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    Converting your vacation scheme into a training contract - top tips in 2021

    @George Maxwell thank you so much for this!
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    Converting your vacation scheme into a training contract - top tips in 2021

    I have a vac scheme this summer, but I'm really worried that I won't be able to convert it to a TC. I think I'm also under extra pressure because this is the only vac scheme I've got this cycle and would be devastated if I failed to convert. MINDSET I'm aware that I shouldn't go into the vac...
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    Help buying/choosing professional clothing (especially for women)

    I just had two more questions that I would like to get everybody's thoughts on: 1. Bare legs When I volunteer in court I usually see barristers wearing tights if the skirt they're wearing is above the knee. If I wear a dress that's slightly below the knee, would I still need to wear tights so...
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    Help buying/choosing professional clothing (especially for women)

    Honestly don't know where I would be without TCLA 😭 Really grateful for having a place to ask all these questions and getting good advice in return! Thank you all for taking the time to respond.
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    Help buying/choosing professional clothing (especially for women)

    This is an old thread but if anyone's still here please can I have your thoughts :D I have a vac scheme in London in July and I have no idea what to wear. This is my first formal work experience where I have to go into the office so I don't really know what is expected of me. And because of...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Thank you so much for this @Jessica Booker. Really appreciate it.
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi @breadpitt , yes I have. London summer vac scheme deadline: 02/01/22 Applied: 29/12/21 Completed CAPP assessment: 04/01/22 Completed VI: 23/01/22 PFO post-VI: 03/03/22 I did email them on 26/02/22 requesting for an early response though (because of another offer I have), so that may be why...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I'm confused as to how I should communicate to grad rec about multiple vac scheme offers. Please can anyone provide guidance? I have vac scheme offers from firm A and firm B. Firm B offered a place which runs from the second to fourth week of july (dates already confirmed). Firm A's vac...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    In case anyone is still interested, thought it'd be good to clarify what actually went wrong — sorry I posted the above when I was really emotional lol. After I had calmed down, I ended up emailing PwC grad rec because I was just curious whether it was my performance on the Arctic Shores test...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    If I have an offer for a vac scheme in July, is it reasonable to ask for an early response from grad rec from firms that have been ghosting me post-VI/post-WG but have not invited me to AC? I'm aware that grad rec would be understanding of candidates who have attended ACs but haven't heard back...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    APPLICATION DATES AND TIMELINE Firm: PwC Opportunity: Legal Summer Internship (London) 2022 23 Dec 2021 — applied and received automatic invite to Career Unlocked (Behavioural Based Assessment) by Arctic Shores 27 Dec 2021 — completed Arctic Shores Assessment (before deadline stipulated) 28...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Does anybody here have any experience interviewing with KPMG Law? Any advice/insight would be appreciated - please PM me!
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hey, I applied to Freshfields as well. Opportunity: London summer vac scheme Applied: few days before the deadline can't remember which day exactly Completed WG: 12 Jan I emailed grad rec on 02 Feb (3 weeks post-WG) to request an update because I was worried that my WG score didn't go...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Is this for Linklaters summer vac scheme?