2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

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  1. WannabeSolicitor24

    WannabeSolicitor24 Distinguished Member

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    Yep
     
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  2. Flora R

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    Rejection for Freshfields' grad workshop :(
     
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  3. mab299

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    Hello everyone. Somehow I was lucky enough to get on the White & Case winter vac scheme. Does anyone know when we will get the verdict from our TC interview? Will it be in winter, or do they wait until the spring/summer applicants have also been interviewed?
     
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  4. Legallin

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    Hey everyone, I just got a rejection from Ashurst for winter vac scheme post application, my rejection said "your application was of a high standard , but we have unfortunately only been able to shortlist a small percentage of applications for this vacancy" and I just wanted to know if this is their generic email? guess i'm just trying to figure out if my application was actually strong or they just say that to everyone :)
     
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  5. Jon Neo

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    My assessment centre was on tuesday :)
     
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  6. Ivox3

    Ivox3 Distinguished Member

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    defo not generic! My rejection email was different...
     
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  7. MDS

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    Hey!! Congratulations on the vac scheme offer!! Was wondering if you could give any tips on the interview? I have an AC with Ashurst next week, you would be a true lifesaver
     
  8. Jon Neo

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    For fairness, I'm not sharing anything specific with anyone!

    But I would honestly, honestly say - ALL of the interview questions that are listed as part of TCLA's questions bank were super worthwhile rehearsing! Go through each of them as many times as possible. And be yourself, and friendly :D
     
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    For the Jones Day cover letter what are the key things to focus on? Obviously the non-rotational TC structure ought to be mentioned somewhere but what else other than that? It is only 300 words so I am struggling to work out what to allocated my word count to! Any help would be so appreciated :)
     
  10. AS2000

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    You could mention their smaller trainee intake and their strong mid-market M&A work.
     
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  11. MDS

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    Thank you! :)
     
  12. misstarblood98

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    Hi, congratulations on the offer! Could you please tell me where I can find this question bank?
     
  13. Jon Neo

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  14. AS2000

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    Binned by W&C Yesterday for the Winter Vac Scheme. Submitted my app on the last day but was really counting on as I had spent so much time on it. Is it worth applying to their TC later this year?
     
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  15. Alice G

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    I am so so sorry Flora, you’re working so hard and you’ll get there <3

    I just want to say that truthfully, open days and workshops are often much more competitive than TC and vacation scheme applications. For workshops and open days, firms need to be selective because they are mindful they need to make them valuable and so need to confine numbers slightly to ensure this. Often firms will only run a couple of these open days a year so there really aren’t many places available. With TCs and vacation schemes firms have much more leeway to invite candidates to ACs because they can often run many of these in a week and some firms do two a day! I really hope this reassures you guys and for anyone feeling like they shouldn’t try for TCs and Vac schemes because of open day rejections, please do still apply! Take a look at the application you submitted maybe after a few days to process everything and then try to self assess what was good about it and what can be improved. Like I’ve said, open day places are more competitive than AC places so don’t be put off by this.
     
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  16. Amy456

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    Does anyone know if you can apply to the freshfields vacation scheme as a third year law student.
     
  17. Alice G

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    I just searched and their website says this:

    “Am I eligible?
    You’re eligible to apply for the vacation scheme if you are a penultimate-year student studying any degree. If you are studying a four-year degree, you are able to apply in your second year and, if offered, we will defer your place.”
     
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    Only penultimate year students are eligible. Final year students and graduates have to apply for a direct TC!
     
  19. Lawsm21

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    Just wondering- should I be responding to an email inviting me to the assessment centre? It is just a generic email so I assume not and I have chosen the date on the portal so have confirmed my acceptance, but suddenly thought I should check if it is customary/ polite to email thanking them and saying I look forward to it?
     
  20. bel123456

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    nah!
     
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