This section offers you profiles of the men and women who have the ability to welcome you to the legal profession with open arms or close the door in your face. Read on for info on what makes them tick, what impresses them and what makes each of their firms unique.

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Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

  • Rachel McCreedy

Rachel McCreedy provides an insight into how the vacation scheme at Gowling WLG is central to the firm’s hiring process and shares valuable advice from her wealth of recruitment experience.

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

  • Aidan Connor

Candidates seeking a training contract with Houston-based international firm Vinson & Elkins are looked after by Aidan Connor, who oversees all aspects of the London office’s recruitment and plays a key role in helping lawyers to develop in their careers once they join. Read on for Aidan’s application advice and for an insight into what makes Vinson & Elkins unique.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

  • Olivia Ponton

Olivia Ponton loves getting out onto campus and spreading the word about Herbert Smith Freehills and all it has to offer lawyers of the future. Learn more about the firm – and the recruiter – by reading on. 

Dentons

Dentons

  • Ellie Herve

Ellie may have only been at the firm for a few months, but she has a wealth of knowledge on what Dentons is looking for in candidates and how to shine in applications. It’s all about research!

BLM

BLM

  • Keely McGuigan

Unlike at some firms, Keely McGuigan and her team at BLM carefully read every training contract application themselves to gain a rounded view of each candidate, not just their academics. Read on to learn more about what BLM values in its recruits.