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    For the last two years I have been applying for training contracts.
    For the last 6 months or so I have been getting to the final round quiet frequently.
    I am ant a loss of what to do. Do I keep on going? Do I have a chance?
    I'm a year post LPC and I am seeing people still at university beating me out at assessment days.
    I am really fed up of the process. Particularly given th fact I am working in house doing almost exactly the same role as the lawyers. (No they don't offer tcs).
    I don't know what I am doing wrong as I have good grades and my current employers obviously think I 'am good enough'.
    Really need an honest opinion
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    (Original post by HoneyBee67)
    Hi all

    For the last two years I have been applying for training contracts.
    For the last 6 months or so I have been getting to the final round quiet frequently.
    I am ant a loss of what to do. Do I keep on going? Do I have a chance?
    I'm a year post LPC and I am seeing people still at university beating me out at assessment days.
    I am really fed up of the process. Particularly given th fact I am working in house doing almost exactly the same role as the lawyers. (No they don't offer tcs).
    I don't know what I am doing wrong as I have good grades and my current employers obviously think I 'am good enough'.
    Really need an honest opinion
    Could you look at qualifying via equivalent means via your current employer? If they think you are good enough and you are truly doing the same work as lawyers, then by completing the PSC and ensuring your work is diverse enough, you'd probably be in a position to qualify that way.


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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Could you look at qualifying via equivalent means via your current employer? If they think you are good enough and you are truly doing the same work as lawyers, then by completing the PSC and ensuring your work is diverse enough, you'd probably be in a position to qualify that way.


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    I forgot to add, three months ago I did get an offer for a tc. They withdrew the offer as I would not accept on the day, I asked to think on it overnight.
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    (Original post by HoneyBee67)
    I forgot to add, three months ago I did get an offer for a tc. They withdrew the offer as I would not accept on the day, I asked to think on it overnight.
    Accept on the day?! That's crazy. Any normal employer would give you at least a day or two to think about it (unless you needed to start the next day). Best practice says they should give you 28 days to consider the offer!


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    (Original post by HoneyBee67)
    I forgot to add, three months ago I did get an offer for a tc. They withdrew the offer as I would not accept on the day, I asked to think on it overnight.
    Any firm that would do that you don't want to work for.
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    (Original post by HoneyBee67)
    Hi all

    For the last two years I have been applying for training contracts.
    For the last 6 months or so I have been getting to the final round quiet frequently.
    I am ant a loss of what to do. Do I keep on going? Do I have a chance?
    I'm a year post LPC and I am seeing people still at university beating me out at assessment days.
    I am really fed up of the process. Particularly given th fact I am working in house doing almost exactly the same role as the lawyers. (No they don't offer tcs).
    I don't know what I am doing wrong as I have good grades and my current employers obviously think I 'am good enough'.
    Really need an honest opinion
    It sounds to me like you have a chance. Once you're regularly getting to the final round it's probably just a matter of time. I got my TC in my third cycle when I was just about ready to find a Plan B.
 
 
 
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