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2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

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Does anyone know what will happen if a firm tries to contact me by phone and can't get through?

I'm in a really weird situation, in which my phone doesn't usually get a signal from my student accommodation but I can't change providers because I'm on a 12-month contract.

Apparently, one of the firms I applied to (Taylor Wessing) is inviting people to the AC by phone, so I'm terrified I won't be reachable. Should I email them to let them know?
 

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Congratulations on getting to AC! Can I ask what dates were available when you looked?
There was only one date next Thursday and the email explicitly said it is in my interests to accept the earliest one because they recruit on a rolling basis. Also re other person who said switching to a later AC, I meant the vacation scheme dates themselves, as opposed to the AC date.
 
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    Does anyone know what will happen if a firm tries to contact me by phone and can't get through?

    I'm in a really weird situation, in which my phone doesn't usually get a signal from my student accommodation but I can't change providers because I'm on a 12-month contract.

    Apparently, one of the firms I applied to (Taylor Wessing) is inviting people to the AC by phone, so I'm terrified I won't be reachable. Should I email them to let them know?
    They will email you instead don't worry haha I missed my vac scheme offer call from Weil a couple of years ago because my phone number hadn't changed over to my Argentinian number when I was studying in South America and so I completely missed it 😂 I then got an email maybe a week later confirming the call (which I never had) and the offer so I had to frantically apologise to the partner who rang me for missing it haha.

    But yeah if you're worried about that it'd probably be good to get ahead of the situation and explain to them your circumstances.
     
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    Heard back this morning from Mayer Brown, with invite to AC next week, after TI back in December, so they're still going. I've just emailed asking if I can interview directly for a TC instead though, as I can't make any of the dates due to clashes.
    Can I ask how you word these e-mails? is there a certain way to do it or am I overthinking 😂
     
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