I’m Chantal and I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Leicester studying English and History, entering the final year of my degree! I am beginning my applications to undertake the GDL after graduating and working towards gaining a training contract in the near future. I am keen to help other non-law students and hope that I can achieve this by sharing my experience whilst navigating the legal world without a law degree!
Vacation schemes are one of the most invaluable experiences for anybody considering a career as a solicitor and from my own experience have taught me so much more than I imagined.
Trying to find your feet and secure the necessary steps to begin your legal career isn’t easy for anyone; which I think is one of the most important things to remember as a non-law student.
Securing a spot on a vacation scheme is an amazing accomplishment and a huge step in the right direction!
It can be frustrating and feel like the end of the world, but using the good along with the not so good is all part of learning; without even realising it, these experiences help to shape us into better candidates.
Assessment days are a huge step towards attaining a place on a vacation scheme and/or a training contract and are a common part of the recruitment process.