Norton Rose Fulbright Winter Vac App

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  1. iamjeeoh

    iamjeeoh Star Member

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    Hi, I’m applying for 2019 Winter Vac at NRF and am a bit stumped on a few points for their app.

    1.) They don’t appear to have an Alevel or UCAS requirement anymore, is this the case;
    2.) In the form the only Q this year is a 750 word cover letter. As it is within the form should it be addressed “Dear Sirs...” with a typical introduction or should I just jump in their with “why NRF”.
    3.) The only other app Q is “[please provide any additional information in support of your application... e.g any mitigating circumstances]” - shall I take it then that it should only be answered with mit circs or shall I include other supporting info in their such as awards or pro bono work.
    Any pointers would be appreciated, it is my first time applying to NRF.
     
  2. Jessica Booker

    Jessica Booker Legendary Member
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    1) still looking for AAB by the looks of it: https://www.nortonrosefulbrightgraduates.com/uk/opportunities/2018-vacation-scheme/

    2) if you are going down the “Dear” route then is try to address it to someone rather than Dear Sirs

    3) this is not a section to fill in more detail you could to include elsewhere. It is for information that needs to be explained separately, like mitigating circumstances
     
  3. KLaw125

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    Was successful in applying to the Spring Vacation Scheme last year so happy to help! Speaking with graduate recruitment regarding the application this year, they have said that typical cover letter structure should be used:
    1. Brief introduction about yourself and that you applying for the Norton Rose Fulbright Vacation Scheme
    2. Paragraph on "Why commercial Law"
    3. Paragraph on "Why Norton Rose Fulbright"
    4. Paragraph on any extra circular activities or broader skills
    5. Conclusion - I typically use "Thank you for reading my application"
    Any other questions feel free to let me know! :)
     
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  4. iamjeeoh

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    Thanks Jessica. What’s your view on candidates applying to firms who narrowly miss the A-level criteria. I had this situation with Bakers and made it through despite not having the academics they state on their website but suspect their contextualised recruitment tool helped. It’s hard to tell which firms are firmly prescriptive about A-level criteria.
     
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    Zsaurcaks1 Standard Member

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    Hey! Thought I’d add that I emailed NRF’s graduate recruitment team to ask this a few weeks ago and it was a pretty firm ‘we do require a minimum of AAB unless there are extenuating circumstances’. It might be worth emailing them to speak about your specific circumstances though. Hope this helps!
     
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  6. Jessica Booker

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    You need to speak to the firm. They typically will make it clear when and how the male exceptions though. Also look for a difference in language “we typically look for” is very different to “to be eligible for the programme” for instance.
     

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