is interviewing for an NQ role common as well though? My thoughts was that if a firm had openings they would let you know, although there was no guarantee you'd get first choice etc. However I didn't think you would have to send an application and interview (like the TC process all over again!)Unfortunately I’m pretty sure that’s standard practice. There’s generally no guarantee that you’ll be kept on after your TC, or that you’ll get your first choice practice area if you are.