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International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and famous client McLaren Honda have teamed up to offer undergraduate students a fantastic work experience opportunity.
When submitting an application, it is important to ensure you have discussed your extracurricular involvement. Most application forms include competency questions and ask for recent examples. Many students think they must provide examples from relevant work experience, but using examples from your extracurricular activities is also advised because recruiters want to see focus beyond just academic performance.
Here’s our ongoing table of trainee retention rates for spring 2017
At Norton Rose Fulbright we offer our trainees the opportunity to undertake a seat in one of our international offices during their training contract. April Lord, one of our current trainees, recently spent six months in our Dubai office to work closely with one of our clients.
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 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 these deadlines, make a schedule and pace yourself accordingly – you'll do great.
Our thanks to Norton Rose Fulbright for sponsoring this table.
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 application deadlines to help you along. Many thanks to Taylor Wessing for sponsoring the Vacation Scheme Deadlines table.
At Norton Rose Fulbright, both law and non-law students from any degree discipline can apply to our graduate schemes including our open days, vacation schemes and training contracts. As a progressive employer we recognise that top talent comes from recruiting a diverse workforce including degree discipline. Like other global law firms, we boast a broad client base.
We have a section on our application form where applicants are able to provide us with information they feel is relevant, which they haven't already included in their application. This is the perfect place for applicants to discuss the details of their academic work, such as dissertation topics, essay assignments or thesis papers.
At Norton Rose Fulbright, we promote the early integration of our trainees so they feel welcome and supported as they embark on their careers with us. This begins with a pre‐LPC day that allows future trainees to meet their intake and familiarise themselves with the Firm. Future trainees are allocated a Trainee Buddy, with whom they maintain regular contact throughout their studies.
A Keep In Touch day mid‐way through the LPC allows us to ‘check in’ with future trainees and discuss their progress. We host a Seat Fair during which representatives for each practice area meet with future trainees to answer their questions, enabling them to make informed decisions when they submit their first seat preferences.
Completing a vacation scheme over the summer is certainly a good way to obtain real-world experience as life as a trainee. But, your personal development shouldn't stop once the summer comes to a close. Instead, reflect on your experience and the work you undertook so that you can confidently discuss your vacation scheme in future applications and at interviews.
Are there skills or areas which you need to develop? If so, think about how you can gain experience in these areas by speaking to your careers advisor, attending skills sessions or obtaining future work experience.
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