Would you reckon that the main difference between a vacation scheme and training contract application is the need to focus more on my motivation for working for Freshfields and in commercial law?
Since the statement can contain whatever it is I want, I am more inclined to focus on how my relevant skills and experiences will help me as a commercial lawyer at Freshfields instead of simply listing/describing them.
I am in the process of applying to Freshfields for a Training Contract. Last year I applied for the summer vacation scheme and reached the interview stage but was not successful.
Since I was successful in getting to interview, would grad recruitment penalise an application that was essentially copied from last year with slight changes/adjustments to reflect any new experiences or would you recommend re-writing a completely fresh and new statement?
I applied for the Vacation Scheme about a month ago (submitted my online test on Christmas Eve) but haven't heard back from Graduate Recruitment yet about the outcome of my application. When can I expect to hear back since it says on the website it usually takes about two weeks?
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