You've done your homework, studied the stats, read up on practice areas, and compared the firms that've caught your eye – now, it's time to put your best foot and training contract application forward.
There's no delaying the inevitable, and, as graduate recruiters were keen to tell us when we collected our list of relevant tips, procrastination rarely improves an application. So, take the time to browse over the following deadlines, make a schedule and pace yourself accordingly – you'll do great.
Last but not least: good luck, and keep us updated on Twitter!
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As good bargains go, vacation schemes stand out as amazing 3-for-1 deals: for just a few weeks of your time, you get to improve your resume, brush up your legal skills and, best of all, you can see first-hand what life's truly like at your favourite law firm before committing to the full training contract experience.
Because we know a number of you are set on giving vacation schemes a try, we've put together a collection of relevant application deadlines to help you along. Many thanks to Taylor Wessing for sponsoring the following information table:
Firm recruiters continually stress the importance of work experience and how essential it is that candidates present themselves as proactive, prepared and serious about a career in law.
Most jobs, internships and work placements will be relevant to life as a lawyer. Whether you have worked in a supermarket or a garage, or spent time in an office environment, you should be able to demonstrate that your experience has developed a range of skills and knowledge that will stand you in good stead as a trainee.
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