Simmons & Simmons Application Thread

Discussion in 'Applications Discussion' started by Sebastian Clark, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Sebastian Clark

    Sebastian Clark Standard Member

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    Hi all!

    Thought I would create an S&S thread.

    Just a quick one on this - as I'm sure people know, S&S are fairly light on application questions, instead (presumably) focusing on how well you do on the SJT, Video interview etc.

    Their only question is the classic:
    Please give details of your interests and activities, positions of responsibility, skills and achievements. Please also include any other information relevant to your application. (250 words max)*

    My question would be is that given this is the sole question, should you try and link this back to why Simmons & Simmons? Or is that a waste of time? Should you try and link your work experience briefly to the firm as well?

    It feels odd copying and pasting an answer to a question that is asked so often on other forms, when there are no other questions to convey your interest in the firm.

    Interested to see what peoples' take on this is!
     
  2. cl99

    cl99 Well-Known Member

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    I have seen succesful vac scheme apps in which the answer was not tied back to the firm, but instead it was showing some skills and useful experiences.
     
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  3. MickeyOliverLee

    MickeyOliverLee New Member

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    Got an email last week saying they will be sending further details about the video interview, and haven't heard anything since.
    Anyone in the same boat, or have any ideas about when the video interviews will be?
     
  4. Zsaurcaks1

    Zsaurcaks1 Distinguished Member
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    Second this- got to VI last year and I didn’t specifically link any of my answers to S&S. Good luck!
     
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  5. JHGNB

    JHGNB New Member

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    Hi, have you already completed the verbal and abstract reasoning tests?
     
  6. MickeyOliverLee

    MickeyOliverLee New Member

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    No, have you?
    I think we do them with the video interview?
    Literally heard nothing since the brief email saying we'll be progressing to the next stage
     
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    Cmcc Distinguished Member

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    how long after the first test did you guys hear back?
     
  8. JHGNB

    JHGNB New Member

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    @MickeyOliverLee - I haven't done them either. I was under the impression that the video interview comes after the reasoning tests and not together.

    @Cmcc - I applied on 02/10/20 and heard back on 14/10/20.
     
  9. MickeyOliverLee

    MickeyOliverLee New Member

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    @Cmcc - Did the test on 2nd October heard back on the 14th

    @JHGNB - You could be right, just assumed they'd be together because there's not a lot of time left until they'd have to hold AC's for the winter vac scheme
     
  10. Jim Boy Calloway

    Jim Boy Calloway New Member

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    Can confirm I took the same approach and have reached VI stage without mentioning the firm in the question. Best of luck in your application!
     

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