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Top tips to help you secure a training contract

It doesn’t need to be said that securing a training contract is tough. There are a myriad of statistics out there showing that there are many more aspiring lawyers than there are training contracts.

Taylor Vinters’ HR Manager, Alix Balfe-Skinner, gives her top tips on three stages – applications, online assessments and interviews. 

Click here to read the full insight.

 

 

Taylor Vinters is an international law firm supporting the businesses which drive the innovation economy, and the entrepreneurs and private wealth that underpin them. Our passion for working with innovators and entrepreneurs is a mind-set, not a sector or a market. It is about being part of a tribe – our people, clients and collaborators – who think and have the courage to behave in the same way. To understand more about our strategy and culture, take a look at www.significant-times.com.

We’re always looking for people to join our tribe who can create a positive impact, are excited by our strategy and are looking to develop practices that strengthen and complement what we are trying to achieve.

 

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Statistics and facts

Firm type
  • International
Practice Areas
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Family
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy
  • IP
  • Employment and HR
  • Charities, Education and Social Ventures
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Entrepreneurial Wealth
Head quartersCambridge
Number of Offices3
Location of Major UK Offices
  • London
Location of Major International Offices
  • Asia
No of Partners27
No of Lawyers95
NQ Salary£47,000 Cambridge and £63,000 London
Managing PartnerEd Turner

Training Contracts

A training contract with us means you’ll benefit from the knowledge and advice of some of the brightest minds in the business, as you work alongside them and share their inspiration. You’ll have responsibility for your own work, high levels of autonomy and regular client contact. As well as gaining experience of the law in action, you’ll see how we operate at Taylor Vinters, and enjoy the same support and friendliness you experienced when you first met us.

During your two year programme, you’ll complete four seats of six months each in different legal disciplines, across our Cambridge and London offices, to help you decide which aspects of the law interest you most. During your training contract, you’ll also complete your Professional Skills Course (PSC), which we’ll pay for.

Please note that we only recruit from our vacation scheme.

Location
  • London
  • Cambridge
Degree class2.1 minimum
A levelsABB at least
Sponsorship - LPCYes
LPC / GDL Provider
  • BPP
Assessment Process
  • Application Form
  • Graduate Recruitment Interview
  • Psychometric Testing
  • Written Exercise
  • Assessment Centre
Vacation Scheme Requirement?
  • Yes (a requirement of TC application)
Number of Seats4

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Vacation Schemes

Our vacation scheme runs during June and July and lasts for two weeks. You’ll spend time in two different departments, in our Cambridge and London offices providing a fantastic opportunity to get first-hand experience of what it is like to work at Taylor Vinters. It may only be two weeks, but it will be an intense and exciting period of discovery – for you and for us.

Our applications open in the Autumn with up to 20 places offered each year. We hire the majority of our trainees from our vacation scheme and to qualify, you must to be an undergraduate or postgraduate student who can start a training contract with us within two years.

 

No of Vacation Schemes / yr20
Location
  • London
  • Cambridge
Training Contract Interview included?Yes

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Open Days

Open evenings are a great way to get an insight into Taylor Vinters and the work we do. Our events are aimed at either students who are in the process of applying for a training contract or 1st year students. During the event you’ll get an overview of the firm, along with what we offer during our vacation scheme and training contracts, followed by an opportunity to networking with our graduate recruitment team, associates and current trainees.

Number of Open Days1
Location
  • London

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