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

George Maxwell

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Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!
Very grateful for all of the love and support from this community - we will all get there at some point soon🥰
You are welcome @AW_08. TCLA was an important part of my application journey and I am glad you are finding it helpful too!

Please do reach out if you would like any further advice 🙌
 
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To anyone who applied to CC, where is the basic profile information?
I am referring to this:
'Please ensure you complete your year 12/13 education details and GCSE education details in the 'basic profile information' section of the application form as this will allow us to view your grades through our contextual based recruitment system.'

I am a bit confused
 

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To anyone who applied to CC, where is the basic profile information?
I am referring to this:
'Please ensure you complete your year 12/13 education details and GCSE education details in the 'basic profile information' section of the application form as this will allow us to view your grades through our contextual based recruitment system.'

I am a bit confused
It will be under the Education section in their taleo system.
 

LongSufferingLawGrad

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    You are absolutely welcome @jamesfp I am glad that you found it helpful. 🥳

    I would definitely advise going into the office as much as you can.

    Unfortunately I cannot give too many specifics purely because I do not want to damage the integrity of their recruitment process. However, in my experience the interview was two Partners wanting to understand my motivations for W&C and a career in law. This may well have changed though, so I would wait to hear what GR tell you about it (as well as your buddy and supervisor).

    On your second point, yes this is absolutely true. There is enough space for everyone and the vast majority of my scheme got offers. Our cohort were very friendly and were not competitive at all for the most part. Be kind and open with the others you meet as not only is it fun meeting likeminded people on these schemes, but you can also chat about the scheme itself which is helpful.

    As always, do reach out again if anything is unclear!
    Thank you George for this answer!

    I'm also fortunate enough to be attending, (in person as much as possible!) and I am wondering how long after the scheme TC offers are made?
     

    George Maxwell

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    Thank you George for this answer!

    I'm also fortunate enough to be attending, (in person as much as possible!) and I am wondering how long after the scheme TC offers are made?
    @LongSufferingLawGrad this is fantastic news!

    I did not realise you had been successful with your W&C application!!

    So first, I need to post a celebratory gif:

    Happy Anniversary GIF by Sesame Street


    Second, the WVS is likely to be different to the Spring scheme that I did. GR will tell you when you start (in my experience they told us the exact day!). Sorry that I cannot be more help than that.

    After you finish and it does come to that day, my advice is really to try not to sit by your phone waiting. It was honestly awful and stressful. We can chat about that when the time comes 🚀

    For now though, I really hope that you have/are celebrating.

    Great news all round @jamesfp, @LongSufferingLawGrad and @mm26!
     

    danieljonesqb

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    Hi, I'm in the final year of my law degree and am slightly confused about if I am eligible to apply for the 2023 Clifford Chance training contract vacancy (deadline is tonight) or if it has to be the 2024 one?
    If you graduate in the summer of 2022 with a qualifying law degree and are then able to immediately start your LPC and complete it by mid-2023 at the latest, then yes you can apply for CC's 2023 TC
     
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    rose0904

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    So I was looking at a firm's vac scheme application form and filling in details about my uni results so that I could get to the next page which has the actual questions on. I had put a year 1 module mark and pressed enter on my keyboard to get onto a new line to put another module mark, and it submitted the whole application! I'm not even sure how this has managed to happen because surely there must have been other compulsory questions on the pages ahead that I hadn't answered yet. It just took me to a page that said 'your form has been submitted successfully, a member of our team will be in touch shortly'. It's a local firm that I'm not even sure I was going to apply to but it's such a face palm moment. Shall I try and contract grad rec and explain? I hadn't even entered my work experience properly.
     

    GXA123

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    So I was looking at a firm's vac scheme application form and filling in details about my uni results so that I could get to the next page which has the actual questions on. I had put a year 1 module mark and pressed enter on my keyboard to get onto a new line to put another module mark, and it submitted the whole application! I'm not even sure how this has managed to happen because surely there must have been other compulsory questions on the pages ahead that I hadn't answered yet. It just took me to a page that said 'your form has been submitted successfully, a member of our team will be in touch shortly'. It's a local firm that I'm not even sure I was going to apply to but it's such a face palm moment. Shall I try and contract grad rec and explain? I hadn't even entered my work experience properly.
    Are you able to withdraw your submission? some firms let you withdraw and submit again, but defo email GR, what was the firm?
     

    c-lear

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    Hi everyone! Does anyone have an tips for what HSF are looking for skills-wise in their test? I've done the practice test on the website a few times- when it comes to choosing the most effective and least effective option in the situation they give, I always manage to get one right and one wrong🤣. Do they prioritise any skills over others i.e. teamwork or communication? These tests always seem to stump me
     

    LongSufferingLawGrad

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    @LongSufferingLawGrad this is fantastic news!

    I did not realise you had been successful with your W&C application!!

    So first, I need to post a celebratory gif:

    Happy Anniversary GIF by Sesame Street


    Second, the WVS is likely to be different to the Spring scheme that I did. GR will tell you when you start (in my experience they told us the exact day!). Sorry that I cannot be more help than that.

    After you finish and it does come to that day, my advice is really to try not to sit by your phone waiting. It was honestly awful and stressful. We can chat about that when the time comes 🚀

    For now though, I really hope that you have/are celebrating.

    Great news all round @jamesfp, @LongSufferingLawGrad and @mm26!
    Thank-you George - v. kind of you!

    A glass of champagne was enjoyed and I am now looking forward to getting involved!

    Your support is much appreciated!
     

    Melissa2196

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    So I’ve done 8 applications so far and had 5 rejections. I feel a bit demoralised/dejected and lacking motivation. Does anyone have any good advice to get past these feelings and keep going? I want to take a small break but December is approaching and I want to get more apps in but don’t want to burn out 😢
     

    Jessica Booker

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    So I was looking at a firm's vac scheme application form and filling in details about my uni results so that I could get to the next page which has the actual questions on. I had put a year 1 module mark and pressed enter on my keyboard to get onto a new line to put another module mark, and it submitted the whole application! I'm not even sure how this has managed to happen because surely there must have been other compulsory questions on the pages ahead that I hadn't answered yet. It just took me to a page that said 'your form has been submitted successfully, a member of our team will be in touch shortly'. It's a local firm that I'm not even sure I was going to apply to but it's such a face palm moment. Shall I try and contract grad rec and explain? I hadn't even entered my work experience properly.
    Yes - contact them to explain. Sometimes technical glitches happen, so I wouldn’t worry about it.
     

    LongSufferingLawGrad

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    So I’ve done 8 applications so far and had 5 rejections. I feel a bit demoralised/dejected and lacking motivation. Does anyone have any good advice to get past these feelings and keep going? I want to take a small break but December is approaching and I want to get more apps in but don’t want to burn out 😢
    Hey Melissa,

    I feel you! Just remember it only takes one firm to say yes and you will get there! Be reflective and try to offer a refreshing insight to who you are, your interest in law and why that particular firm, in all of your apps!

    Be good to yourself and take some time off! Start again feeling rested and ready to commit again. It is very early in the recruitment period and you still have still time to send off apps for spring and summer opportunities!
     

    Amanpreet Kaur

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    Hi, I have submitted the Jones Day application form and realised I mixed up my two answers, for the achievements question and hobbies question. I have put my hobbies answer in the achievement section and vice versa. Do you think this will be a major set back/automatic rejection as it is pretty clear they are in a mixed up order? I have just looked over and am pretty stressed about it!
     

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    @Jessica Booker

    1. The Simmons & Simmons summer vac scheme application window runs from the 19th September to the 19th December. Do you feel that if I get my application in before the end of Monday, I've got a decent chance of having my application reviewed before all places get filled?
    2. The Jones Day application form asks candidates to lists occasions they've attended a "Jones Day event" - do you reckon this includes its live online Question Time Q&A session?
     
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