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We asked recent trainees to share their experiences on everything from how to choose the right firm, and how to apply for a training contract.
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A day in the life of a Bristol trainee

Bethany Drew shares a day-in-the-life of a first-seat trainee adapting to working from home and in the office. more...

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Starting a training contract remotely

Second seat trainee, Harriette Blake shares her tips for starting a training contract remotely and how to make the most of the on-boarding process. more...

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Top tips for assessment centres

Future trainee Harriet Kelsall reflects on her assessment centre and shares her top tips for future applicants on making it a successful (and enjoyable!) experience. more...

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Three top tips for combatting imposter syndrome when applying for a training contract

First seat trainee Natasha Whitham discusses tackling imposter syndrome and shares her advice for training contract applicants from the perspective of a working-class woman. more...

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Seeking advocacy opportunities as a trainee

Solicitor, Hatti Burge, shares how she sought advocacy experience and why it was a highlight of her training contract. more...

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Top tips for attending virtual law fairs

Trainees, Jordan and Georgia, share their top tips for how to tackle virtual law fairs and make a good impression, even if it is from your kitchen table. more...

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How completing an LPC helped me prepare for my training contract

Trainee Amanda Applegate shares her experience of completing an LPC and how it readied her for becoming a trainee solicitor. more...

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A day in the life of a trainee (in isolation)

Lisa Chivers, first-seat trainee solicitor, shares her experience working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. more...

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The things I wish I had known when starting a training contract

Fourth-seat trainee Emily looks back at what she wishes she’d know before starting her training contract and shares some tips for future trainees. more...

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Securing a trainee secondment

TLT trainee Krish explains how he secured a secondment with a major retail bank more...

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A day in the life of a Glasgow trainee

A day in the life of Nicky Beach, TLT trainee solicitor based in Glasgow. more...

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Black Solicitors Network - Bridging the gap

With October being UK Black History Month, fourth-seat trainee Dan has written about the importance of bodies such as the Black Solicitors Network (North) (BSN) and the opportunities that they provide. more...

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Top tips for law fairs from trainees

TLT trainees, Emily Broderick and Hatti Burge provide their three top tips for students attending law fairs more...

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A day in the life of a Bristol trainee

A day in the life of Tori Mills, TLT trainee solicitor based in Bristol. more...

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An interview with a Manchester trainee

An interview with a third seat trainee in the TLT Manchester office to find out why he decided to apply to train at TLT and what the application process was like more...

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Applying for a training contract

Trainee Jen explains what's involved in applying for a trainee contract, sharing her own experience of the process. more...

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How can you increase your chances of securing a training contract

How can you increase your chances of securing a training contract? Final seater trainee Aziz Deen, shares some top tips for attaining a training contract. more...

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How to choose the right firm to train with

Choosing the right law firm to train with can set the tone for your whole career. Future TLT trainee Sonabella has some advice for making that important decision. more...

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Never too late to be a lawyer

It's never too late to be a lawyer. Even if you switch and start with two small children! Everything you have done up to the point you decide to study law will help you. more...

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No law degree? No problem

Thinking of a career in law but don't have a law degree? Don't panic! There are many routes into law and every route offers something different to the qualified lawyer. more...

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Practical tips for BAME students pursuing a career in law

We hosted our second BAME student legal conference at our London office in March, welcoming some of the UK's leading BAME lawyers to share their experiences and advice with students considering a legal career. more...

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Reflections from a trainee

Trainee Laura Collins reflects on some lessons she's learned along the way. more...

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Running gave me belief in myself

Associate Emma Fox on how running has given her self belief in her ability to overcome challenges. more...

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Trainee tips - the vacation scheme

A great way to experience the working environment of a firm is through a vacation scheme. This will give you the opportunity to assess whether the firm's work style suits your personality and allows the firm to do the same. more...

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Your background is an asset - make the most of it

Aspiring BAME students should play to their strengths to stand out from the crowd, say Rabina Ahmed & Dr Tunde Okewale more...