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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Congrats on getting 3 VS for the summer! Clearly they’ve seen that you have the skills and knowledge (and potential) to get a training contract and further demonstrate that at a VS, so in all honesty I wouldn’t worry very much about being underprepared. Secondly, there are likely going to be...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I was having a look at Lex 100's survey results (among others). I know there there isn't really an answer to this but how seriously should applicants take the results of things like trainee surveys?
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    SQE

    I won't be doing the SQE with the CCP until 2023 but I would love to find out more! My firm sent me a long document with details about it but it still don't make a lot of sense. I think it said we would have to go in 4-5 times a week but not sure if thats true?
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    Large vs Small Trainee Intakes

    I’m no expert on this but from what I’ve heard the bigger the intake, often to have a more outgoing culture as rheee is a lot of you starting at the same time - a bit like a uni class I guess. What always put me off personally from the smaller intakes was just having 7-10 people to interact with...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I got the call on Monday offering me a TC at NRF (my dream firm). After 3 cycles, over 40 applications and multiple rejections I really didn't think it was possible but as my username suggests, it was indeed third time lucky! I truly couldn’t have gotten it without the support of the forum and...
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    Ask A Graduate Recruiter Anything!

    Hi Jessica. I know this is quite a firm specific question but out of curiosity how are vac schemes assessed? In this firm’s case, we had three assessments, one group task and a partner interview. I didn’t manage to finish one of the tasks (by quite a bit) and I am so worried it will be a...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Yeah course. It was 18 mins long, some firm related questions basically (why law, how do firms run as businesses), some situational questions like how do you make relationships with people, and then the rest were competencies. It was definitely one of the harder first round interviews I did but...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Well done!! This is brilliant news :D
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I did it in 2020. So I don’t know if my tips will be outdates but from my memory it was all set questions (so not really based on your application) the standard why law, why the firm (including what area you’re most interested which in my case was disputes), any cases they’ve done that you’ve...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    What is the etiquette around thanking interviewers after an interview? I don't usually but I don't want to be perceived as rude if I don't!
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Holding email from Stephenson Harwood (although I am fully expecting a rejection)
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Travers rejection and FF direct TC rejection ✨
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Are there any good tips out there for training contract interviews at the end of a VS?