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

    Congrats! just gonna say that last year you were allowed to re-record your answers as many times as you wanted - so can essentially work out what you want to say beforehand. It is also treated as a chance to show your personality rather than why law etc - at least that is what the questions...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    V&E have give people the option of attending completely online if they wish, or ‘attending in the office where possible’ grad rec said they were aiming to hold in person if at all possible!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Have heard rumours in the financial world that the fallout of the Goldman associate survey has been other banks (+ Apollo) dishing out bonuses as a thank you to associates!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I think that one of the terms of you signing your TC contract will be withdrawing from all stages of the application process with other firms. So you would have to be very careful the way you go about this - I think your first point of call will be asking the firm who offered the TC to extend...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I am also subscriber, definitely worth it for £2/month. Also v useful to point you to the articles if you want to do more research on something they summarise in the daily newsletter!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    V&E Vacation Scheme! 😀
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Would also like to add that this year (at least at BPP) our exams have been open book. This means that the workload in terms of learning by heart case authorities is much reduced. I think if exams stay this way, then a part-time job would certainly be doable. I really can't see it being feasible...
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    LPC Grants - Taxable income?

    Would just like to say quickly that if you are a US citizen - then these are (afaik) taxable as part of your income ! But can be excluded by various means etc etc etc (talk to an accountant)
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    2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

    Interesting! I haven’t seen anyone who did the WG in that first/second batch (20th jan and 28thish) get an AC yet. Maybe we are in for a positive surprise soon?!
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    2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

    By any chance, do you know when she did it?
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    2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

    Sorry for being that person, but do any of the people who FF have just rejected know when their portal was last updated?
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Lol imagine if they sent us food for our video conference interview
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    This process really takes you on a rollercoaster, doesn’t it? 3 rejections this week, not feeling great, then out of nowhere pops an AC invite, and the prep process starts again!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    V&E AC invite!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I dunno, I think so? Not 100%, hence the q ahah
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Oooh, did your portal get updated today or earlier in the week?
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Congrats!! May I ask when you did the WG?
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    If these are for VSs then you can always accept your VS offers and renage on the one that clashes if you land up being offered one by FF?
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Binned by Morgan Lewis post phone interview. They won’t give feedback which is a bit of a let down. Good luck to everyone else still waiting!
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Weil Post-VI rejection. Saw this one coming - not my best VI performance.