How do you make your newly qualified solicitor application stand out from the crowd? There's no single right answer to this, but here are three top tips to get you started:

1. Do your research

    Take time to find out about our business, our values, and our people. This will help you to identify if we're the right fit for you, and vice-versa. This is the start of your career, and you want to make the right choice. Ensure you have a good understanding of the team, the clients they service as well as the firm. Use this information to personalise your application and make sure you can answer the question why am I applying for this role?

    2. Commercial awareness

      We understand that you are at the start of your legal career however having a commercial awareness of the wider sector you are applying for will really enhance your application. Explore the opportunities and threats to the industry as well their clients. Don't worry if you haven't completed a seat in the practice area that you're interested in applying for. Highlight the transferrable skills you can bring to the role.

      3. Be you

        We want to get an insight into you as a person as well as your experience. Do not be afraid to show your personality. Highlight your interests, why you are applying for the role and what drives you. A great application form really showcases you; highlight your key achievements, your strengths, and demonstrate how your skills and experience are a good match. You are your greatest USP – utilise this.

        If you would like to find out more about our NQ roles, don't hesitate to get in touch with the recruiting partner or our people engagement team – we'd be happy to hear from you!

        Applications for our NQ roles are now live – apply today.


        Nicole Ferry

        People Engagement Business Partner