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PwC Legal is proving very popular this year.. I spent such a long time on my application last year and then failed the logical reasoning test. Might try again this year but the symbols just hurt my brain
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PwC Legal is proving very popular this year.. I spent such a long time on my application last year and then failed the logical reasoning test. Might try again this year but the symbols just hurt my brain
What sort of questions did PwC ask if you can remember?
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Hi everyone, I'll be a regular poster on this thread too. Most of my apps will be to regional offices of firms bar two or three City ones.

Quick question on the PwC grad website I cannot see the vacation scheme vacancy, just wondering if anyone else has had this issue?

Thanks & Good Luck!
Yeah, can't seem to find it either - they say all graduate recruitment positions are now open on Twitter, but have not been able to find anything about the vac scheme (everything else is actually open).
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Much like Dlaiden and Conzy. I found the previous year's thread incredibly useful and have equally attained a TC at NRF, having competed vac schemes at Skadden, NRF, Macfarlanes and Jones Day.

As the aforementioned have said I would be happy to answer any firm questions, app questions or questions regarding general interview stuff.

The best advice I can give is: get your applications off early, tailor them, network during any presentation events on campus and finally, spell check the hell out of your applications.


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Hey!

Thanks for offering! About Skadden and Jones Day - how did you frame your Cover Letters?
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Hey!

Thanks for offering! About Skadden and Jones Day - how did you frame your Cover Letters?
Both were rather similar:

3 paragraphs:

Why me - extra curriculars etc

Why commercial law

Why them - deals, certain areas they specialise in that I'm interested in.


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Ashurst want 1,000 words wtf that's not a cover letter that's an essay :I
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Does Ashurst recruit through vacation schemes for training contracts at all?
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Does Ashurst recruit through vacation schemes for training contracts at all?
Yes, everyone I know who is training at Ashurt got there from the vac scheme.
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Hey guys, I managed to secure a TC for the 2018 cycle having applied to mid tier firms rather than the big hitters, after being realistic with myself. Feel free to message me for advice, as I did last year, which was very helpful to me.*
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Hey congrats on the TC, do you mind me asking which firm?

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Hey guys, I managed to secure a TC for the 2018 cycle having applied to mid tier firms rather than the big hitters, after being realistic with myself. Feel free to message me for advice, as I did last year, which was very helpful to me.*
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Does anyone know roughly when Winter Vac schemes are opening for 2016? I have been on a number of websites but nothing has been updated as of yet....
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Does anyone know roughly when Winter Vac schemes are opening for 2016? I have been on a number of websites but nothing has been updated as of yet....
Typically the first of a month, so if it is not already open, try 1 October.
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Does anyone know roughly when Winter Vac schemes are opening for 2016? I have been on a number of websites but nothing has been updated as of yet....
Ashurst and Berwin Leighton Paisner have already opened I think
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Hey, so I got a TC at Nabarro
Hey could I PM you? Nabarro is on my list of firms I'll be applying at 😀
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Hey could I PM you? Nabarro is on my list of firms I'll be applying at 😀
No worries, happy to help. *
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Ashurst and Berwin Leighton Paisner have already opened I think
Shearman too!
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In cover letters should we talk about a certain deal or international offices? A bit concerned as some firms state not to tell them info they already know about themselves :/
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In cover letters should we talk about a certain deal or international offices? A bit concerned as some firms state not to tell them info they already know about themselves :/
Only if it is relevant to why you are applying. Too many people throw things like that in thinking it shows your research but it just comes across as contrived and the reader can often think "why did you include that specific example?". Remember any application is about you, so anything like this you have to demonstrate why it is relevant to you and your application.


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Is it not advisable to repeat in your cover letter what you already mentioned in your extra curriculars/ position of responsibility section? Thanks


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Is it not advisable to repeat in your cover letter what you already mentioned in your extra curriculars/ position of responsibility section? Thanks


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You shouldn't repeat anything that would be in your application or CV. At best you can reference it, but definitely do repeat details.


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