TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

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M777

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Are you sure? I’ve applied to A&O in the past and they usually get back to you straight away stating if you’ve passed or not.
Also, have you logged into your portal? Usually it shows you if you got to the next stage or not.
I know most firms get back to you post SJT- I know from experience with links, and from when I applied to HSF a couple years back but got rejected immediately after finishing the SJT. However, I don't think I've ever heard anything from A&O.

This is what I see on my portal:
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M777

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Are you sure? I’ve applied to A&O in the past and they usually get back to you straight away stating if you’ve passed or not.
Also, have you logged into your portal? Usually it shows you if you got to the next stage or not.
Actually, now that you mention it, I received an email last year when I applied! This told me I'd passed the SJT.

I haven't heard anything this year though.
 

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Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows whether the cover letter for Travers Smith requires all the standard formalities (e.g., addresses at the top), or if it is okay to just launch into 'Dear X' and a sign off? Thank you in advance!
Two cycles ago, I applied to TS, got an interview for their VS, and I did the latter. If I recall correctly, it was a box type of answer(rather than submitting an attached cover letter), so I think Dear X is fine(certainly was in my case)
 
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    This might be a silly question but with the Ashurst VS application, for the question about yourself, your skills, achievements etc (750 words) - should I also mention grades and specific work I did in those modules? Or is it just for co-curriculars etc? thanks!
    Hi, what were the other questions in the Ashurst VS application?
     

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    Hey, on the supplementary questions in the Traver Smith application (after the cover letter), have you guys answered them in prose in bullet points. (There is an option of bullet points in the text box they provide)

    The questions are:
    • Please give details of your main extra-curricular activities and leisure interests.*
    • Please give details of any positions of responsibility and achievements or awards at school, university or elsewhere*

    @Jacob Miller I believe you're a future trainee at the firm so would be great to hear your take.
     
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    Kubed

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    Hey, on the supplementary questions in the Traver Smith application (after the cover letter), have you guys answered them in prose in bullet points. (There is an option of bullet points in the text box they provide)

    The questions are:
    • Please give details of your main extra-curricular activities and leisure interests.*
    • Please give details of any positions of responsibility and achievements or awards at school, university or elsewhere*

    @Jacob Miller I believe you're a future trainee at the firm so would be great to hear your take.
    Hey, I'm not sure if Jacob is still around on the forums but I'm also a future trainee at the firm so will attempt to answer! I answered these in prose and would generally always default to this as a personal preference. I think that @Jessica Booker has previously said that if a form allows bullets points, it would generally be acceptable to use them.
     
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    Jessica Booker

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    Hey, I'm not sure if Jacob is still around on the forums but I'm also a future trainee at the firm so will attempt to answer! I answered these in prose and would generally always default to this as a personal preference. I think that @Jessica Booker has previously said that if a form allows bullets points, it would generally be acceptable to use them.
    Yes - that’s my general advice.

    Basically if you have to copy in bullet points, I wouldn’t use them, but if you can choose a bullet format (like you can choose a bold or italic format on here), then it’s fine to use.
     
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