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

Zubin

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    Call (this isn’t something to rely on email for) firms B and C and see if they can offer a direct TC recruitment process or if they could whether they would still advise you to do the vacation scheme.

    If they can’t offer one or advise to do the vac scheme instead to give you the best chance of securing a TC, the decision is made for you really.

    You can accept firm A and then renege if needed.
    Thanks for your advice, Jessica.

    I'm emailing now to set up a call with firms B and C this week. Do you think I should mention in my email that I received a TC offer from another firm?
     
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    Jessica Booker

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    Thanks for your advice, Jessica.

    I'm emailing now to set up a call with firms B and C this week. Do you think I should mention in my email that I received a TC offer from another firm?
    Yes, you don’t have to name the firm though. You can just say you have recently received a TC offer from another firm and you are keen to understand whether theRe is any possibility that the firm can offer a direct TC recruitment process, and if so what the process might entail.
     

    TCApp2021

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    Depends on the nature of the event. Sometimes they are given as individual events (for only one person) to help them decide whether the firm is for them. Are you worried you are missing something?
    Thanks.

    I have a direct TC offer but haven’t received any paperwork from them yet/so don’t know how long I have to accept/decline. I’ve been invited to an “offer holders” open day in the next few weeks.

    Just wasn’t sure whether I had to accept an offer before attending - in the case that they ended up sending the paperwork over before the open day.

    Am waiting to hear back from a VS AC at another firm so was planning to accept the direct TC after attending the VS (if the contract allows it)
     

    Jessica Booker

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    Thanks.

    I have a direct TC offer but haven’t received any paperwork from them yet/so don’t know how long I have to accept/decline. I’ve been invited to an “offer holders” open day in the next few weeks.

    Just wasn’t sure whether I had to accept an offer before attending - in the case that they ended up sending the paperwork over before the open day.

    Am waiting to hear back from a VS AC at another firm so was planning to accept the direct TC after attending the VS (if the contract allows it)
    Offer holder suggests you don’t have to have accepted it but it’s not an issue if you have as well.
     
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    Just realised that its actually titled “TC open day” and doesn’t actually mention offer holder. But I guess the same applies?
    You are over thinking this! It would say if you had to accept or not. It’s just an event to celebrate your offer and meet other offerees. Really don’t worry about this!
     

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    I know this is probably quite an annoying question considering people haven't finished this application cycle, but when do applications tend to open for vacation schemes? My uni starts quite late in September so I'm hoping I can do some applications before uni starts. Thanks in advance!
     

    DTS

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    Well after sending off somewhere in the realm of 200+ applications over 4 years, and slowly but surely getting the hang of completing online applications/assessment centres & interviews, I finally have my dream TC at Clyde & Co. I appreciate this TCLA community more than you know and I am genuinely thankful and grateful for all of the support I received from this community which got me over the edge! I wish everyone else on here the best of luck with their future challenges and objectives, and hope I can provide my own tips going forward on this forum! :)
     

    Jessica Booker

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    I know this is probably quite an annoying question considering people haven't finished this application cycle, but when do applications tend to open for vacation schemes? My uni starts quite late in September so I'm hoping I can do some applications before uni starts. Thanks in advance!
    Anytime between early July and November usually. Some of the winter schemes in particular may open early and close by November to ensure the recruitment process can conclude before they start.
     

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