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Francesca Drake secured a training contract at leading commercial firm Orrick without completing a vacation scheme or any other formal legal work experience due to the firm’s flexible recruitment criteria. Now a corporate solicitor, Francesca can typically be found advising clients ranging from private equity funds to green energy companies.
Here’s a brief introduction to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which replaces the Data Protection Directive from 25 May 2018. When making this video, I had in mind those of you who are applying for training contracts, attending interviews or trying to keep up with current events.
Video interviews are a widespread assessment tool among hiring employers, and there are some key differences between interviewing on camera and in person. Read on for expert advice on negotiating this stage of the process from Gemma Baker, head of employability at Aspiring Solicitors and former graduate recruitment head at two top firms.
Spending time at the McLaren Honda Technology Centre is just one of the perks of the job for Gemma Barns, senior graduate recruitment adviser at Norton Rose Fulbright. Read on to learn more about this and the many other great things about working at this super firm.
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The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook
The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook is now available, FREE, from university careers services and law faculties. Make sure you collect your copy of the preeminent print resource for future lawyers. The Handbook provides in-depth information and advice about how to launch your legal career, features details of over 1,000 potential employers and much more. Don’t miss out on accessing this crucial information!
Commercial awareness is a term which some people find daunting due to its vagueness, but it is actually fairly simple and there is no need to feel as if there is secret code which you haven’t been given.
The Cambridge Business English Dictionary defines commercial awareness as "the knowledge of how businesses make money, what customers want, and what problems there are in a particular area of business."
I know that the main deadline for training contract applications is 31 July, but with around six weeks to go, I’ve still got loads of time left to fill out my forms, right?