TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2022-23

NickyAndo

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Another day of waiting for a response from Hogan Lovells and Travers Smith. Happy new month all
Anyone heard anything from HL? Sorry for asking so many times haha
I emailed HL graduate recruitment and they got back to me saying that they are still reviewing applications and will come back to us within the next couple of weeks. Hopefully it will be positive news for us all! Good luck everyone 🤞
 
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SarahO

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I emailed HL graduate recruitment and they got back to me saying that they are still reviewing applications and will come back to us within the next couple of weeks. Hopefully it will be positive news for us all! Good luck everyone 🤞
Mo gbe! Next couple of weeks still? I am going to have to take my mind off it before I lose it 🤣😭
 

IJ6238

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Congrats for the interview invite! Just wondering if you had your interview already if you did how did it go and was it in person? I havent heard back yet so I'm guessing it's a rejection but still wondering how it went for you :))
If it helps I think they are still running interviews into next week. Received a call yesterday so still hope!
 

AvniD

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Hi I am looking for advice on my training contract application it only includes 2 questions:

1. Please list any other relevant skills, experience or qualities and explain how these would be of advantage in a traineeship at X
2. Please explain what you consider distinguishes you as a potential Trainee with X and why you would be an asset to our firm.

Both are capped at 150 words. I am an aspiring energy solicitor (renewables) and this is one of the firm's strengths plus their client base. With a short word count I don't know the best way to approach the questions. Should I focus on one or two skills and detail my experience via STAR? Any advice would be greatly welcomed including how you have dissected each questions to me 1 means core skills of a trainee and 2 my unique selling point but I would warmly welcome other perspectives! @Jessica Booker
1)This is really good place to detail 2-3 skills or qualities you have gained that relate to those that a trainee should possess. I would avoid using STAR and instead list the skill/quality, detail how you developed it and how it's relevant to your role as a trainee.
2)This is indeed about your USP. The key here is to ensure that you pick attributes that are central to who you are as a person and connect it to your work at the firm as a trainee and beyond. If you say you are creative, talk about how you display your creativity and why the firm would benefit by it.
 
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    1)This is really good place to detail 2-3 skills or qualities you have gained that relate to those that a trainee should possess. I would avoid using STAR and instead list the skill/quality, detail how you developed it and how it's relevant to your role as a trainee.
    2)This is indeed about your USP. The key here is to ensure that you pick attributes that are central to who you are as a person and connect it to your work at the firm as a trainee and beyond. If you say you are creative, talk about how you display your creativity and why the firm would benefit by it.
    Thank you so much! @AvniD Will take your help on board while drafting my answers! :)🙏
     
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    Jessica Booker

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    hello , is there a page on tcla on how to prepare for an interview on an article ? i can find one on mock case studies but not for article interview. thankyou
    Not a page, but here are some posts with advice:



     

    Jessica Booker

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    L&W TC! Thank you everyone for all the advice.
    Amazing news! Congratulations!

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