2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

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Elle W

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Sorry to be that guy asking if ‘anyone has heard’ but…

has anyone heard from Pinsent Masons? I had the AC on the 26th July and was told in the candidate briefing that we would hear by Tuesday 10th August but haven’t heard since.

refreshing my emails is getting unhealthy 😬but I guess the ‘don’t call us, we will call you’ approach applies?
On the VS they told us we’d hear by the 13th august!
 
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ElleWoods

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Well done to everyone with TC offers!

I had a second round AC for a direct TC application and didn't get it (with BDB Pitmans). The AC was a month ago now and I was told 3 weeks ago. They said that I could email grad recruitment for feedback, which I did immediately. They have since ghosted me (I've asked once and chased once)... Do you think it would be acceptable for me to give grad recruitment a chasing call?
 

Jessica Booker

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Well done to everyone with TC offers!

I had a second round AC for a direct TC application and didn't get it (with BDB Pitmans). The AC was a month ago now and I was told 3 weeks ago. They said that I could email grad recruitment for feedback, which I did immediately. They have since ghosted me (I've asked once and chased once)... Do you think it would be acceptable for me to give grad recruitment a chasing call?
Yes - fine to chase them.
 
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Jessica Booker

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What is the best thing to say when you renege an offer because of another TC? Also is it best by phone or email?
Phone them - it’s polite. You’ll need to follow up on writing though.

Just keep it simple - you’ll no longer be proceeding with you offer as you have secured a TC elsewhere which you will be accepting.

be prepared for them to ask:

- which firm you are reneging for
- why you are choosing the other firm over them
- if there is anything they can do to change your mind
 

Nad2468-

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Thank you for putting my mind at ease. Did any questions stand out e.g was it mostly competency questions or basics like why law, why the firm etc?
No worries! Yes, so one of the questions that stood out to me was the one about resilience, and why this is important in the legal profession. It was all a bit of a blur as I was so nervous 😂 but it was mostly the basics like why the firm, why you etc.
 
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