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    (Original post by LawStudent30)
    I thought that too, but I think they generally have more PLS placements?

    I applied to Sheffield PLS. It's hard to estimate with IM I think because it's separated into the two streams and they have SO many offices!
    I know what you mean, and they offered so many video interviews it must take quite some time going through them all
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    What are my chances of being accepted for a training contract in 2017 with the same firm if I got rejected by them post-interview for a vacation scheme this time round?
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    (Original post by fabulanoctis)
    What are my chances of being accepted for a training contract in 2017 with the same firm if I got rejected by them post-interview for a vacation scheme this time round?
    It will really depend on how you performed in the interview. Did you get feedback?


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    (Original post by IValkov)
    When was your interview? Didnt they say that we are going to hear in March?
    Congratz

    My interview was Thursday afternoon and got the offer Friday. Yeah I thought we were waiting until mid March too, so bit of a shock.
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    Hi,

    Does anyone know what a-level grades clyde and co are looking for?
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    It will really depend on how you performed in the interview. Did you get feedback?


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    Yeah, bottom line tended to be 'we were impressed, thought you were really talented and full of potential but [x] reasons why we had our doubts'. (I'm sitting in the post-interview PFO boat for 4 firms, 3 of which I would like to reapply to for a training contract)
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    (Original post by xxblue)
    Hi,

    Does anyone know what a-level grades clyde and co are looking for?
    I read somewhere that they're after AAB...but I didn't get that and I still got a vac scheme with them. As usual it depends on a variety of factors (uni/hobbies etc). I was told that A level grades are less relevant if you've finished uni already
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    (Original post by fabulanoctis)
    Yeah, bottom line tended to be 'we were impressed, thought you were really talented and full of potential but [x] reasons why we had our doubts'. (I'm sitting in the post-interview PFO boat for 4 firms, 3 of which I would like to reapply to for a training contract)
    Depends if you think you can work on those development points in 4 months. 4 months isn't a long time to develop anything, could you apply the year after?


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    (Original post by xxblue)
    Hi,

    Does anyone know what a-level grades clyde and co are looking for?
    (Original post by hkmshire)
    I read somewhere that they're after AAB...but I didn't get that and I still got a vac scheme with them. As usual it depends on a variety of factors (uni/hobbies etc). I was told that A level grades are less relevant if you've finished uni already
    I also know someone who was offered a TC with lower A-Levels than that (Without having done a VS) - I've been told that firms are more likely to overlook A-Levels if the rest of your application is really strong and you can demonstrate that they were almost a "blip". That is just what I've been told by some GR, it might not be for other firms though - Good luck with your application xxblue!
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    Has anyone else applied to TLT and mind if I PM them?
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    (Original post by TrainingChopeful)
    Has anyone else applied to TLT and mind if I PM them?
    Have u heard from them? I applied to Manchester office about 3 weeks ago.
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    (Original post by Jingojango)
    Have u heard from them? I applied to Manchester office about 3 weeks ago.
    Nothing yet - I applied to London
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    (Original post by hkmshire)
    I read somewhere that they're after AAB...but I didn't get that and I still got a vac scheme with them. As usual it depends on a variety of factors (uni/hobbies etc). I was told that A level grades are less relevant if you've finished uni already
    Hi,

    Thank you for your response, I achieved AAC for alevels, do you think its realistic for me to apply? IM currently in first year uni but just trying to read upon different law firms, as I would like to apply for a vacation scheme next year hopefully.

    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks again.
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    (Original post by TrainingChopeful)
    I also know someone who was offered a TC with lower A-Levels than that (Without having done a VS) - I've been told that firms are more likely to overlook A-Levels if the rest of your application is really strong and you can demonstrate that they were almost a "blip". That is just what I've been told by some GR, it might not be for other firms though - Good luck with your application xxblue!
    Hi,

    Thank you for your response, I achieved AAC for alevels, do you think its realistic for me to apply? IM currently in first year uni but just trying to read upon different law firms, as I would like to apply for a vacation scheme next year hopefully.

    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks again.
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    (Original post by xxblue)
    Hi,

    Thank you for your response, I achieved AAC for alevels, do you think its realistic for me to apply? IM currently in first year uni but just trying to read upon different law firms, as I would like to apply for a vacation scheme next year hopefully.

    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks again.
    Well the person I know achieved something similar I can't remember if it was AAC or ABB. What I would say is try and do as best you can in your first year - a 2.1 or 1st would really help also any extra-curricular like class rep etc
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    Heyy everyone. Just wondering if anybody has any experience of the Bristows video interview? Is it competency based? Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by xxblue)
    Hi,

    Thank you for your response, I achieved AAC for alevels, do you think its realistic for me to apply? IM currently in first year uni but just trying to read upon different law firms, as I would like to apply for a vacation scheme next year hopefully.

    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks again.
    As TrainingChopeful said, try and get as much other stuff into your cv and get a 2:1 or first in first year. Some firms - ward hadaway in newcastle for example - do work placements (between a day and a week) throughout the year. If you do stuff like that it'll show extra commitment when you come to make VS applications next year. Also, contact graduate recruitment teams and just ask what their stance on grades is. They'll probably all tell you the same thing - "we judge an application in its entirety" - but speaking to them might start a relationship where you could speak to trainees etc. ie it'll make you stand out a bit more and will show more enthusiasm to that particular firm.
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    Vac scheme worry has already been replaced by training contract worry when will this end
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    Also, I'll be doing one vac scheme at Easter and one at summer. Should I start applying for direct TCs after the Easter one, or wait til I've done both? :erm:
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    (Original post by ChoccyWoccy)
    Also, I'll be doing one vac scheme at Easter and one at summer. Should I start applying for direct TCs after the Easter one, or wait til I've done both? :erm:
    Might as well wait until you get your exams results from this year before applying (if applicable).


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