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Welcome to the Application hub

updated on 19 March 2024

“How do I write a successful vacation scheme application?”

“How can I prepare for a training contract interview?”

“What should I do if I don’t receive any pupillage offers?”

Find answers to these questions, and more, on our Application hub.

We’ve pulled together all the important vacation scheme, training contract and pupillage application advice to help you on your journey to a career in law, whether you want to become a solicitor or barrister.

Understanding how to craft a successful application can sometimes feel like an impossible task – especially when entering a competitive industry such as law. So, this hub is designed to demystify some of the processes and help you put yourself in a better position when making those all-important legal applications.

You can find advice on all stages of the process, including:

  • the preparation and key research expected of you;
  • the nuances of writing the application and/or cover letter;
  • the interview, including advice for before and during;
  • managing rejections and asking for application feedback; and
  • specific advice for non-law students.

There’s something for everyone in a variety of formats (ie, video, podcast and written articles) – so identify how you can make a successful application by visiting LCN’s Application hub.