I have started applying for training contracts but I have pritty average GCSE'S and poor A-Levels but have a 2.1 with a bit of legal expereince but I was wondering do A-Levels and GCSE'S matter to the firms will they disregard my application becuase of poor A-levels?
Many Thanks in advance
What are "poor A-levels"?
The truth is that some firms, particularly the larger ones, have an automatic screening system that will filter out your application if your A levels aren't up to scratch (which normally means BBB at the lowest, sometimes more) and you don't have mitigating circumstances. But not all firms operate that sort of system. If you're worried give them a ring and ask before you waste time on an application; worst thing they can say is that they won't consider your application, in which case you've saved yourself a day's work, and it might help your chances.
If you want advice on the strength of your application you need to give us your average mark, your university (this does matter - I saw one application booklet today that said that applicants should have a "2.2 from Oxbridge or a redbrick university"(!)) and what exactly the "poor" A levels are.