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Vac Schemes 2012: The early bird catches the firm!

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    anyone heard from Blake Lapthorn yet?
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    (Original post by crimples)
    anyone heard from Blake Lapthorn yet?
    I just got an offer. No idea how they do things though, a friend of mine got a TC with them last year. He applied for the VS, but they didn't even read his application until it was too late, so they gave him a TC interview in summer instead.
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    (Original post by Benny257)
    I just got an offer. No idea how they do things though, a friend of mine got a TC with them last year. He applied for the VS, but they didn't even read his application until it was too late, so they gave him a TC interview in summer instead.
    congratulations!! can i ask which office?

    yer i heard that from someone too. how odd..

    did you have to go to an interview/ac?
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    (Original post by crimples)
    congratulations!! can i ask which office?

    yer i heard that from someone too. how odd..

    did you have to go to an interview/ac?
    There was no interview or AC, just got an email giving me a place. To allocate which department/office, they listed all the possible placements in the email. For example, "Southampton Office, Property Litigation - 3 placements available over 21/22 June, 28/29 June, 5/6 July and 12/13 July"

    They say that they give these out on a first come, first served basis. I couldn't have my first choice of department. Most were for Southampton, with a couple in London and Oxford.
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    (Original post by Benny257)
    There was no interview or AC, just got an email giving me a place. To allocate which department/office, they listed all the possible placements in the email. For example, "Southampton Office, Property Litigation - 3 placements available over 21/22 June, 28/29 June, 5/6 July and 12/13 July"

    They say that they give these out on a first come, first served basis. I couldn't have my first choice of department. Most were for Southampton, with a couple in London and Oxford.

    ohhh i see. well congrats anyway and thanks for the info i emailed them yesterday and they said that they would be reviewing remaining application over the next 2 weeks (for anyone else still waiting to hear). but if it's first come first served i doubt i'll get anything as i applied the day before deadline day! ooooops! lol.
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    Are people still waiting to hear back about Pannone's July placement?
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    I'm still waiting! It is so frustrating. I am really anxious to hear because if I did get a place (which now seems unlikely) it will clash with another vac scheme I have been offered and I would rather to one at Pannone. Fingers crossed for both of us.
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    (Original post by MJNeil)
    I'm still waiting! It is so frustrating. I am really anxious to hear because if I did get a place (which now seems unlikely) it will clash with another vac scheme I have been offered and I would rather to one at Pannone. Fingers crossed for both of us.
    Oooh yeah that is annoying. Well my dilemma is less important than that but I might be going on holiday at the beginning of July but am holding off booking everything until I know, and the longer I wait the more expensive it gets! I'm not too optimistic about my application being successful though, but still want to wait to make sure. Best of luck to you!
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    I just received an email from Pannone (after enquiring about my application) informing me that my application was on hold for further consideration and that they were waiting for the training partner to make final decisions so that they can get back to everyone by the end of the week.
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    Thank you for letting me know! I'm also trying to book a holiday too. It's been difficult trying to arrange holidays whilst waiting to hear back from firms.
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    Anyone heard anything from Bristows recently?
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    Hi everyone! Wish you all the best with your applications and on your vacation schemes!!

    Just wanted to ask if anyone has heard back from Lester Aldridge or Thomas Eggar?
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    Just had a look at the people on the Ashurst Summer Vac Scheme - pretty typical university breakdown:

    Cam: 4
    Ox: 4
    Durham: 3
    Bristol: 3
    LSE: 2
    KCL: 2
    International: 2
    UCL: 1
    Nottingham: 1
    Liverpool: 1
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    (Original post by CareerinLaw)
    Just had a look at the people on the Ashurst Summer Vac Scheme - pretty typical university breakdown:

    Cam: 4
    Ox: 4
    Durham: 3
    Bristol: 3
    LSE: 2
    KCL: 2
    International: 2
    UCL: 1
    Nottingham: 1
    Liverpool: 1
    Thanks for sharing those details.

    I'm surprised there are not more from other redbricks such as Birmingham and Manchester. But yes, looks pretty typical.
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    (Original post by emilybradstreet)
    Thanks for sharing those details.

    I'm surprised there are not more from other redbricks such as Birmingham and Manchester. But yes, looks pretty typical.
    My friend who goes to Manchester is on the Ashurst vac scheme, it must be a different date or something to the one above.
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    (Original post by CareerinLaw)
    Just had a look at the people on the Ashurst Summer Vac Scheme - pretty typical university breakdown:

    Cam: 4
    Ox: 4
    Durham: 3
    Bristol: 3
    LSE: 2
    KCL: 2
    International: 2
    UCL: 1
    Nottingham: 1
    Liverpool: 1
    How did you find out this breakdown? Can you do it with other firms?
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    (Original post by hello45)
    How did you find out this breakdown? Can you do it with other firms?
    He's probably on the vac scheme, some firms send a contacts list round so you can all get in touch beforehand.
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    (Original post by Blondie_Florence)
    He's probably on the vac scheme, some firms send a contacts list round so you can all get in touch beforehand.
    Yep, you're right. I'm on the first summer one, your friend is probably on the second summer scheme.
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    Anyone had an interview with Edwin Coe?! Got one next week - first law interview. Don't have a clue what to expect!
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    Hi there,

    When is your interview?
Updated: November 30, 2012
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