14 insightful interactions from our Twitter discussion about bagging a training contract

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By Alex Aldridge on

The best bits from yesterday’s #TCapps Q&A, featuring Norton Rose Fulbright, Mayer Brown, Aspiring Solicitors, Kaplan Law School and David Allen Green — amongst a host of other experts and wannabe lawyers.


1. Be pro-active to combat poor A-levels

2. Where you went to uni is becoming less of a big deal

3. But academics remain important

4. You can get over bad school results — as top media lawyer and journalist David Allen Green proves

5. Rubbish first year results? Consider delaying your application

6. What is a ‘strong 2:1’?

*A short interlude for some trolling*

7. Vac schemes are not always essential

8. More firms read every application than students often realise: research their graduate recruitment criteria to find out which

9. It’s not about the extra-curricular activities, it’s how you do them

10. The interesting are remembered

11. Showing ‘commercial insight’ isn’t rocket science

12. International applicants shouldn’t be put off from applying

13. Be careful about dwelling on the negative

14. Applying a week or so before the deadline may boost your chances

Thanks to everyone who took part — the full thread is here, with the spill-over debate in the Legal Cheek comments section here.

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