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2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

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bhim

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For starters, this isn't a terrible error by any stretch of the imagination - plenty of successful apps have had a lot worse discrepancies than that! I would personally raise it with them - when you're in practice, if you make a mistake, it's on you to own it and notify the relevant people ASAP to minimise any damage done.
Thanks! I emailed them this morning turns out Google AutoFill changed the dates of most my academics. I've explained the situation, hopefully they still review my application.
 

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At what point should I follow up with a training contract application, I applied around 10 weeks ago now and the deadline was May 29 and haven’t heard anything since the confirmation of application submission email. I know firms get a huge amount of applications so I understand it isn’t going to be quick to hear back but at what point should I be concerned to have heard nothing.
 

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Thinking about applying to Weil, I have a first from a non-RG. Is it worth applying when they're so elite?
According to Legal Cheek, 9% of their current trainees didn't attend RG or Oxbridge unis. So, they definitely do recruit from some!

I think @Alice G once reminded me that, so long as you meet the minimum academic requirements, you are good enough! So I would submit the application, if you have the time 😊
 
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According to Legal Cheek, 9% of their current trainees didn't attend RG or Oxbridge unis. So, they definitely do recruit from some!

I think @Alice G once reminded me that, so long as you meet the minimum academic requirements, you are good enough! So I would submit the application, if you have the time 😊
Thank you, that is very helpful indeed :)
 
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    Thinking about applying to Weil, I have a first from a non-RG. Is it worth applying when they're so elite?

    I would just caution that if this is for a direct TC, most firms with small intakes (like Weil) tend to recruit most if not all their trainees from their vacation schemes. So I think the real hurdle here would be if they even have any TC spots available after their vacation schemes.
     
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    Bee6

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    Hi all, I am currently completing Freshfields’ TC application form. I am currently a second year student going into my final year. In the education section (Education 1), it asks me to list my Degree name and anticipated graduation date. But under the same Education 1 section, it asks me to select the Education Level (Achieved). I have not completed my degree and the form is not letting me put a ‘–‘ or ‘N/A.’ Do I just put in A Level for this section?
     

    Bee6

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    Hi all, I am currently completing Freshfields’ TC application form. I am currently a second year student going into my final year. In the education section (Education 1), it asks me to list my Degree name and anticipated graduation date. But under the same Education 1 section, it asks me to select the Education Level (Achieved). I have not completed my degree and the form is not letting me put a ‘–‘ or ‘N/A.’ Do I just put in A Level for this section?
    I've just seen a 'No Final Certificate' and 'Other' selection I can pick - do I use one of these? Thank you :)
     
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