Series 1 Episode 4 - When written applications and skills tests start making sense

by Allen & Overy

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In a series of interviews and panel discussions, this podcast explores the many routes to becoming a lawyer as well as the options available during and after a career in law. Hosted by Bianca Vasilache, an A&O trainee, the guest speakers share their stories and practical advice for potential applicants and current practitioners alike.

In this episode of Launch, our host, Bianca Vasilache, a final-seat trainee, is joined by Emma Barker, a graduate recruitment specialist, and two trainees, Lee Turner, a law graduate, and Laurence Ridgway, a non-law graduate, in discussing how to approach written applications and prepare for skills tests. Going further than generic advice, they break down the most common types of questions found in application forms and draw from their own experiences to identify the usual pitfalls as well as ways of avoiding them and making your application stand out.