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Application Process

Information about Lewis Silkin's trainee application process.

Applications for 2018 Spring Workshop and Open Evening are now open. Click here to apply 

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.

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 do not have an automated filtering process, we review every single application in great detail.

Event Timeline 2017/ 2018

London Spring Workshop / Open Evening Open - 7 December 2017
London Spring Workshop / Open Evening Close - 31 January 2018
Cardiff Open Evening - 24 January 2018
Training Contract Applications Open - 15 March 2018
London Spring Workshop - 23 – 25 April TBC 2018
London Open Evening - 16 May 2018
Cardiff Vacation Schemes - June 2018
Training Contract Applications Close - 15 June 2018
Training Contract Assessment Day - 14 July 2018

You can apply here for our 2018 Spring Workshop and Open Evening

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

Opening date: 8 December 2017

Deadline: 31 January 2018

You can apply at https://www.apply4law.com/lewissilkin/

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

If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to complete a short online video interview and will be given a set time to answer each question.

Training Contract Application Process: 3 stage process

Opening date: 15 March 2018

Deadline: 15 June 2018

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, this includes a short online video interview, a written case study and an aptitude test.

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.

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