Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

Am I too late to apply for 2014 training contracts?

Announcements Posted on
Applying to Uni? Let Universities come to you. Click here to get your perfect place 20-10-2014
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Hi,

    I was just having a look at the long training contracts thread, and lots of people seem to have been offered TCs already.

    I am applying to about 10, and my applications for these are already underway, but am going to submit them at the beginning of July by which time I will have completed two legal work placements and thus will have a bit more to talk about and will look more committed.

    I'm wondering whether my chances of getting a TC this time round will be reduced because I haven't applied earlier in the year, even though the deadline for most is 31st July. Can anyone advise?

    Thanks in advance...
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    It depends what stage you are in academia really. 2nd year law students can't normally apply until they get their end of year results, so will likely only be starting around now - that's why deadlines are later. I applied as a 2nd year law student after finishing uni for the summer and was offered several interviews, though ended up taking a TC from a firm I did a vacation scheme with.

    Most non-law students and 3rd years/graduates will have applied a while ago, and non-law deadlines have probably passed, but I'm sure a non-law student could be more help than me in that instance.

    If a firm is still open to applications, then there's no reason not to go for it if you meet the criteria (i.e. probably not non-law) - just check firms' websites and brochures.
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Thanks. I'm a non-law graduate, have been working for the past year. I see that the magic circle firms (had a couple on my list) do have separate law/non-law deadlines but seems like quite a few of the smaller ones don't, which is lucky for me.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    All my mates are just now applying. You'll be fine.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: June 5, 2012
New on TSR

A-level results day

Is it about making your parents proud?

Article updates
Useful resources
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.