by Simran Bains I am a second seat Trainee at The Wilkes Partnership LLP and I will be sharing some of my key pointers for making the most of your training contract based on my experience so far. I hope that this will be beneficial for any future (or even current) trainee solicitors readingthis blog! … More Make the Most of your Training Contract – Top Tips from a Wilkes Partnership trainee
COVID restricted everyone’s internship plans and like many students in second year or those on a year abroad, the thought of securing an internship seemed impossible. CPS West Midlands however offered a four day insight into the life of a prosecutor. What I expected to be a simple insight into the job turned into an … More West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service virtual internship – a valuable experience
How I became interested in a career at the Bar Some students are lucky, in that they are able to pinpoint a particular ‘lightbulb’ moment that made them realise they wanted to become a Barrister. My decision to pursue a career at the Bar, can’t be attributed to one particular event, rather, it’s been the … More Position yourself for a career at the Bar
In June 2020 Law Careers Net said (4 Step Applications Masterclass) that a TC ‘applicant for Macfarlanes was competing with over 700 others for just 31 vacancies and someone applying to Stephenson Harwood was up against 1,300 applicants for 20 places’. More recently (April 2021) a recruiter at an international law firm said that vac … More Vacation scheme and training contract applications – tailor your approach.
You might think that because you’re a law student you ‘should’ consider a career in the law and it is certainly one of the options open to you. A survey by the Institute of Student Employers in 2018 identified that over 80% of employers don’t stipulate a discipline when recruiting to graduate roles so a … More Exploring a career in law – is it for you?