Eversheds Sutherland

Successful Vacation Scheme Application

Every application includes expert line-by-line commentary to help you craft your own successful application

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A separate member of the NCL team has reviewed a different successful VS application to provide an alternative viewpoint.
When have you worked towards an ambitious goal? As part of your answer, please describe how you tackled this goal, what set-backs you faced and what energised you about the situation.
When have you delivered a piece of work where quality was an important factor? As part of your answer, please describe why quality was important to you, what approaches you took to help you deliver and what you enjoyed?
You are working on a query for a new client, which has to be responded to tomorrow morning. You were told it was important as Eversheds Sutherland want to impress them. However, you have a lot of work on and the query is taking you longer than you expected. You are now behind on your work for today. You also have emails from other people chasing you for work you have not yet started. What would you do? As part of your answer, please also describe what personal strengths would you draw upon and what would you find energising in this situation?
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Why would I want to pay for someone else’s application?

Every year law firms reject thousands of impressive, intelligent and hard-working candidates after a brief skim of their application forms. Your application must stand out from the crowd if you want to make the cut.

Our database of successful applications will help you avoid the trial and error approach. By reviewing best practice examples, you will quickly understand the standard required to succeed.

Our examples will help you to understand how to structure an effective answer, present your own experiences in the most favourable light and ultimately secure your own interview for a vacation scheme or training contract at your dream law firm.

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How is your product different from anyone else’s application I could pay for?

It’s not enough just to read someone else’s successful application. You need to understand exactly why a candidate’s application was successful before you can replicate their success in your own draft.

Every application in our database includes detailed commentary by our team of qualified lawyers from top law firms. We identify why the application was successful and highlight techniques that you can apply to your own application.

Not sure how much of a difference this makes? Check out our video reviews from previous customers of our bespoke application review service. You will benefit from the same expert commentary by lawyers who reviewed these applications.

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How can I use these example applications in my own application?

Application writing is a skill. The best candidates take a structured approach to developing this skill in every example application that they review from our Application Database.

As you read each paragraph, you should think about what the candidate has done well that explains why his/her application was successful and then compare your answer against our expert commentary.

By carrying out this exercise and internalising our feedback, you will quickly learn to identify the hallmarks of a successful application. You can then apply these principles to your own application and maximise your chances of winning a vacation scheme or training contract interview.

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Can I copy and paste parts of the sample application?

We advise against this. In the same way that universities use anti-plagiarism software to compare your answer to a bank of all previous essays that they have received, law firms use similar software to screen applications against all prior answers that they have on file. You can use these examples for inspiration but avoid copy and pasting text directly.

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Do you buy successful applications?

Not yet. We have a strong pipeline of recent successful applications from top law firms which we're working our way through.

We're likely to start buying successful applications in 2023. Please check back then.

Every application included in our database is anonymised. We take care to change any personally identifiable information in the Application Database (e.g. name, university, unique extracurriculars or achievements).

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