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Application Process

Information about Lewis Silkin's trainee application process.

Cardiff Vacation Scheme

We are running two, one week vacation schemes in our Cardiff Office. These vacation schemes will run from Monday, 19 June – Friday, 23 June and Monday, 26 June – Friday, 30 June 2017 and there are two available slots on each one week vacation scheme.

To be eligible, you need to meet all of the following criteria:

  1. You are a final year student on the LLB, or a current LLM, GDL or LPC student at Cardiff Law School
  2. You have AAB grades at A level
  3. You are achieving high 2:1 or first class grades at university (or you have achieved a 2:1 or above in your undergraduate degree if you have already graduated and are currently studying on the LLM, LPC or GDL)
  4. You are not already holding a training contract offer

If you meet all the criteria above, you will need to submit:

  • An copy of your CV
  • A 250 word statement explaining why you would like to attend the Vacation scheme with Lewis Silkin

The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 April 2017. Interviews for the Cardiff Vacation scheme will take place from Monday, 24 April 2017. Please submit all applications to juliette.drummond@lewissilkin.com

APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 TRAINING CONTRACTS ARE NOW OPEN. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO APPLY. APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE ON 16 JUNE 2017.

Trainee Applications - Eligibility

We are interested to hear from you if you are a second year law student, final year non-law student, a graduate or someone looking to change career. You will also need excellent academics; our usual requirement is a minimum grade of AAB at A-level (or equivalent) and ideally you should be expecting/have achieved a 2:1 or first class honours degree.

To secure a training contract with us you will need to demonstrate commercial awareness, people skills and career focus. We aim to develop our trainees into the future leaders of the firm so cultural fit is key.

We focus on finding the right individual, someone who possesses all the skills and attributes of our existing top talent. When reviewing applications we give as much focus to your extra-curricular activities as we do to your academics. We don’t have an automated filtering process, we review every single application in great detail.

Lewis Silkin Trainee application Timeline_Graphic 19 01 2017

London Spring Workshop/Open Evening Application Process: 2 Stage Process

Applications for our 2017 Spring Workshops and Open Evening have closed.

 

Training Contract Application Process: 3 stage process

APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 TRAINING CONTRACTS ARE NOW OPEN. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO APPLY. APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE ON 16 JUNE 2017.

Opening date: 16 March 2017

Deadline: 16 June 2017

Stage 1 - Online Application Form

You will need to provide your full academic record and work experience history. We also like to hear about your interest in Lewis Silkin, your positions of responsibility and your extra-curricular activities.

Stage 2 - Video Interview and Pre-Assessment Day Testing

We shortlist up to 50 applicants to complete our pre selection assessments, which include a short online video interview, a written case study and psychometric tests.

Stage 3 - Assessment Centre

Our assessment centre is usually on a Saturday in July and consists of a group exercise and partner interviews. You will also get an opportunity to have lunch with our existing trainees and a tour of the building so you can find out more about us.

Offer

If you are successful you will receive an offer within a few days of the assessment centre.

Details of how to apply for our Cardiff Vacation Scheme will be added to these pages nearer the time.  Please check back regularly for updates.

 

 

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