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Training contract celebrations take over social media

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There are lots of photos of cocktails

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It’s smiles all round this summer, as aspiring lawyers celebrate their training contract offers the only way they know how — by sharing the good news on Instagram.

After all, what’s a training contract offer without a humble social media brag?

Take a look at some of the best here.

1. “Where necessary, you may be required to work outside those hours”

2. Oh look, a cocktail

🍾Congratulations to this absolute babe πŸ’« #emiLAW #trainingcontract #celebrations

A photo posted by Flora McCrone (@floramccrone) on

3. Awww

4. Bubbles

5. No law firm freebie pen

6. Pressie from the law girls

Lovely surprise from the law girls yesterday πŸΎπŸ’ #champagne #flowers #celebrations #trainingcontract

A photo posted by Alicia Ingham (@aliciaingham) on

7. More flowers

8. #proudgirlfriendmoment

9. Two cocktails :O

62 Comments

FutureTrainee

Narcissistic and self indulgent.

(22)(38)

Anonymous

I got a tc and didn’t put out on social media, because I’m not a narcissistic attention whore.

(46)(24)

Anonymous

*Put it, not put out.

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Bleh

Well done you. Would you like a medal for this? These terrible people, wanting to celebrate and share their next steps on social media. What an amazing concept.

(22)(9)

Anonymous

Did I say they’re terrible people? No, I said that bragging about obtaining a training contract (which thousands do every year) on social media makes you an attention whore. Which it does.

(10)(21)

Anonymous

Doing a week or two of all-nighters photocopying and proofreading will take them down a peg or two.

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Pity Patty

I didn’t get a Training Contract in this round.

The success of these people who have done better than me is hurting my feelings.

Therefore they should stop celebrating and think of me, who deserved one but didn’t get it.

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Anonymous

lol jealous small minded fool

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Bleh

I’m delighted I don’t work with you. What a ray of sunshine you must be. Somewhat like a legal version of dementor, sucking out the soul in everything. As if the career doesn’t do that already.

(12)(5)

Anonymous

You’d be so lucky to work with me. Bants 24/7.

(3)(7)

Anonymous

you just did

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Pongobulb

I cannot imagine any of them to have gained a TC with:

1) Irwin Mitchell
2) Addleshaw
3) Jones Day
4) KWM

because they all look so happy.

(44)(2)

severus

Wonder which one of those you got rejected from?

(7)(3)

Pongobulb

I didn’t apply to those.

(1)(2)

Anonymous

Sorry but what is wrong with KWM?

(2)(7)

Anonymous

It’s a shytepit which is teetering on the bring of bankruptcy?

(17)(0)

Anonymous

Considering they’ve just bumped everyone’s salaries up I think you’re chatting bollocks

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US NQ

Yeah, because throwing a few extra bones to the toilers manning the oars indicates the financial health of the firm. Who cares about the mass partner exits, pitiful retention rates and complete loss of decent work.

You know, they said the same thing about Dewey…

(9)(0)

CityLAD

Top bantz. I’d add MC shops like Freshies, CC and Links to the list as well

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Anonymous

Those poor misguided fools πŸ˜”

(5)(5)

Anonymous

I didn’t put mine on social media- even though I really wanted to. Because there were so many others that didn’t get any and I didn’t want to look like a complete g**. Or perhaps I’m just too oversensitive towards others…

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Traineespotter

It’s appreciated.

(4)(2)

Anonymous

All I can say is it’s a trap – it’s not too late, get out now while you still can!

(11)(1)

Admiral Akbar

Hey, that’s my line!

(23)(1)

Anonymous

You are a brilliant person thank you for making me laugh.

(0)(0)

Anonymous

I wonder if they’ll be so enthusiastic when they’re still in the office at 1:30 am photocopying the same bundle of paper for the fifteenth time, lol.

(6)(3)

Anonymous

Tis why I do crime for a fraction of the salary- it’s actually FUN a lot of the time, interesting most of the time and hardly ever boring…

(0)(0)

Anonymous

Is this what journalism (copy and paste) has become?! How boring!

(4)(1)

Anonymous

A KK “article” on LC is not to be confused with journalism.

(3)(0)

Anonymous

Re no.1; Who takes 8 years to get a training contract… at Wards Solicitors?

(10)(3)

Tunde

An illiterate retard?

(6)(4)

Clooney

Like you, Tunde?

(1)(0)

Anonymous

I’m doing a tc now and hate it.

(3)(0)

lol

I think most of you are being unfair on these people.

They uploaded these photos to show their friends, not for Katie King to stalk them by trawling through social media hashtags to dig up photos so she could produce this article.

(43)(2)

John Rambo

That’s a very good point. Notice how many of those photos Katie dug up are now gone as their authors put their settings on private.

Legal Cheek: making people update their privacy settings one shyte article at a time.

(4)(0)

Anonymous

Katie King and Legal Cheek – stop stealing articles from other areas (such as student newspapers) and using others photos without permission (public domain or not – ASK). You take stories and photos and twist them into a way that makes those involved look like narcissistic pricks. You should be ashamed of what you all journalism

(31)(1)

Anonymous

Much butthurt here

(5)(10)

Anonymous

Sorry Katie.

(1)(0)

Anonymous

Nailed it on the head here

(3)(0)

Anonymous

Can I write for Legal Cheek, please? It seems fun and not very difficult.

(25)(0)

Anonymous

These photos where for some people to show their friends, not for Legal Cheek to grab and re-purpose to make the authors look like narcissists without their permission.

Shoddy intrusive journalism.

(17)(1)

Anonymous

Someone call the waaaahmbulance

(6)(3)

Anonymous

Everyone complains about the Lord Harley articles, but at times like this I really miss them.

(5)(0)

Lord Harley of Counsel K.StJ. LLM LLB MDA BSc DPhal Us B&Q BBQ WTF ABBA LOL

I didn’t need a training contract, but I did 5 anyway, all with highest honours.

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City LAD

Heh, notice how none of these social media whores mention where will they be doing their TC at. I suspect a lot of decrepit high street shops, Irwin Mitchell boiler rooms and the like.

Mega lol.

(9)(5)

Here's an arrogant game (just your type)

Or they aren’t narcissists who like showing off whatever firm they joined, and/or damaging any reputation they might have with that firm before they even start.

Here’s a nice game for the obvious city based bragger you are, of those above three have offers from Hogan Lovells, Bakers and Macfarlanes. Guess which…

(2)(1)

Master Lawda

The butthurt is strong with this one…

(0)(2)

Zyzz

U mad brah?

(0)(0)

Creepy old equity partner

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Anonymous

How many times has a picture of that baby appeared on a legal cheek article?

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Give it 2 years and they’ll be wishing they’d become chartered surveyors or engineers instead.

(1)(1)

Chartered Engineer

Same shit, different shovel.

(0)(0)

Erect Throbbins

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

they all do this for pupillage as well. Have some dignity, jeez

(1)(0)

Eric Pickles

Once again, KK spouts some dog shite that no one really cares about.

(1)(1)

Anonymous

What does everyone think of Baker & McKenzie, is it decent or shyte?

(0)(1)

Insider nous

It’s utter shyte! Run, run for the hills while you can! You’ll get book vouchers instead of Christmas bonuses and the carpets across the building are minging bad!

(0)(0)

Anonymous

I like book vouchers.

(0)(0)

Anonymous

I like going to the toilet.

It’s fun!

(0)(0)

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