Training Contract Applications 2021Watch
Hi everyone! Is anyone willing to give some pointers to a clueless grad that is likely to be the oldest person on this thread ? I graduated in 2017 and had no intention of ever becoming a solicitor. However, things have changed and I now think this is the route I want to go down. Unfortunately because of my obstinance during my degree, I never did any vac schemes, or any work experience at solicitors firms (although I have a paid job in one now). I feel like I am utterly lost and unsure of who can help! I can see some of the firms here in the NW you can apply for a TC and a vac scheme with them at the same time, so I will probably do that. I've been on Law Careers website to find TC deadlines for firms, but there is no way of searching by location, is there any other website where you can do a search by location? I have a child so cannot relocate or travel too far. I have made a telephone appt with my uni careers service for later in the week but unsure how helpful they will be. I also have a set period of a week or so around Christmas for me to complete all the applications because that's the only time my husband is off uni to look after the baby so I can focus on the applications. I figure I should make contact with one of my old uni tutors ASAP actually to ask them to be a reference for me on the apps? I guess I will have to make contact with work too, they won't like that very much, eek.
It looks like Clifford Chance has begun sending out the AC invites; I've seen one person confirm they've been invited and many others say their applications have been updated on the website.
I haven't seen anyone say anything about that yet. However, judging by the amount of people who have had their application updated and the fact mines hasn't I assume I might be one of those people about to find out they've been rejected 😂
Just out of interest, was there any updates prior to this? My application was updated a day after the deadline but nothing has changed since then so I wonder if that update was my application getting screened out.