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    As its coming up to the TC application season, I want to know peoples success stories from securing a training contract.

    Anyone get a few 2:2s in a few modules and get into top firms?

    How much rejections did you face? What was your overall degree class? What did you get in your respective years overall?

    For Me:

    1) I had 3 2:2s in first year and a one 3rd in second
    2) 1st Year - 60% 2nd Year - 65% (likely)
    3) Have got 4 post AC VS rejections
    4) Hoping to graduate with a first (trying)
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    Juts make sure you apply to the correct level of firm. It is unclear what you regard as a top firm and how good your uni is.
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    How 'top' is your 'top' firm? Do bear in mind that a lot of firms may be harder to get into (particularly US firms with a tiny intake), but may not have much of a London practice (or indeed much of a reputation for their training). Difficulty to get into =/= quality of the firm.
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    How 'top' is your 'top' firm? Do bear in mind that a lot of firms may be harder to get into (particularly US firms with a tiny intake), but may not have much of a London practice (or indeed much of a reputation for their training). Difficulty to get into =/= quality of the firm.
    I believe TSR members only apply to US or MC firms.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    I believe TSR members only apply to US or MC firms.
    Mmm, I shouldn't have made such an obvious point. MC or nothing it is.
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    How 'top' is your 'top' firm? Do bear in mind that a lot of firms may be harder to get into (particularly US firms with a tiny intake), but may not have much of a London practice (or indeed much of a reputation for their training). Difficulty to get into =/= quality of the firm.
    Looking at firms such as HSF, Addleshaw, BLP. I appreciate any "better" is fairly unrealistic, given that my grades so far are below average. We shall see.

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    Juts make sure you apply to the correct level of firm. It is unclear what you regard as a top firm and how good your uni is.
    See above, also I am at a top Russell group uni, but it all means very little without the grades.
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    (Original post by JY98)
    Looking at firms such as HSF, Addleshaw, BLP. I appreciate any "better" is fairly unrealistic, given that my grades so far are below average. We shall see.



    See above, also I am at a top Russell group uni, but it all means very little without the grades.
    The market will soon sort you out as to where you are on the ladder. Maybe you can leave the real apps till you get your degree? First year grades are generally the least important. Another advantage other people will have is it seems they will have a lot more legal experience.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    The market will soon sort you out as to where you are on the ladder. Maybe you can leave the real apps till you get your degree? First year grades are generally the least important. Another advantage other people will have is it seems they will have a lot more legal experience.
    How so? And I currently have 4 work experience placements at small high street firms, then plan is to try and get that to 6-8 if I fail to get a VS (which atm is looking more and more unlikely by the day)
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    The market will soon sort you out as to where you are on the ladder. Maybe you can leave the real apps till you get your degree? First year grades are generally the least important. Another advantage other people will have is it seems they will have a lot more legal experience.
    Your point about the leaving the better firms apps till I graduate is something, I have tbh thought of. However, my only concern is that, I have spent a year prior to university travelling so I am unsure if that will further hinder my application? Although, as things stand, it may be the best method. I am currently on track for a first class degree (shocking I know) but thankfully, last year is 80% so I am trying.
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    (Original post by JY98)
    How so? And I currently have 4 work experience placements at small high street firms, then plan is to try and get that to 6-8 if I fail to get a VS (which atm is looking more and more unlikely by the day)
    Because it has a way of finding your level as to how appealing you are to employers. many firms see an awful lot of applications.
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    (Original post by JY98)
    Your point about the leaving the better firms apps till I graduate is something, I have tbh thought of. However, my only concern is that, I have spent a year prior to university travelling so I am unsure if that will further hinder my application? Although, as things stand, it may be the best method. I am currently on track for a first class degree (shocking I know) but thankfully, last year is 80% so I am trying.
    Nope.
 
 
 

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