Could somebody try and clear this up for me, I'm a little confused.
As a non-law student, when should I start to apply for a training contract and vac scheme? I gather all this is done in the final year of your course, however, surely I should be able to do a vac scheme before I apply for a TC???
Basically it's a question of timing, when does a non-law student apply for a TC and Vac Scheme?
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- Thread Starter
- 09-08-2009 18:11
- 09-08-2009 19:04
IIRC you apply for Vac Schemes in the summer of your second year and TCs during your final year.
Though you should research the profession during the summer of your second year. You could apply for some Vac Schemes at this time. Most firms restrict non-law students to doing Vac Schemes in their final year (usually doing them over Xmas/Easter), but many do not. Its worth applying for a few Vac Schemes in your second year to get good experience at writing applications and doing interviews; plus it will give you two bites at the Vac Scheme Cherry.
http://www.lawcareers.net/Solicitors...e/Default.aspx has a useful timeline
- 10-08-2009 09:50
As a non law student you need to apply for TC's and VC's in your final year of study. This is because TC's recruit 2 years in advance - you apply in your final year, then do your conversion, then your LPC and then start your training contract - this will all be outlined in the application procedure of the firm you are applying to.