The following is a Apprentice Review for Gowling WLG.
Gowling WLG scores 3.7/5 based on 46 reviews.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
The best thing about my job is the opportunity itself. To be able to be where I am for my age, having not gone to University, is something I didn't think was actually possible. I am able to work alongside incredible Lawyers, who help me progress on a daily basis. Being able to learn about the Law whilst actually doing the work at the same time is an extremely efficient way to learn, and being able to do this has not only helped me kick-start my career, but increased my confidence immensely.
The worst thing about my job is the commute. I have to get three different methods of transport every day in order to reach the office, and sometimes it does get extremely difficult when working late or being extra tired. However, this opportunity was too good to pass up just because of the commute, which can affectively be changed in the future, and therefore it is worth doing!
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £19,000 - £21,000
Current salary: £19,000 - £21,000
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
My advice would be to apply as early as possible. Apprenticeships are becoming very competitive and I missed out on quite a few good opportunities simply due to not applying in advance. I would also say try and boost your profile as much as possible when applying. Try to gain as much experience as you can related to the field you are interested in, and volunteering always looks good! When applying, make sure you convey your excitement and passion for the field as much as possible through everything you say, as you are going to stand out if you prove how much you want the job.
Do you have any interview tips?
Always arrive early and make sure you are confident with your knowledge of the company. Although interviews seem like a nerve-wracking test, try to show off your personality as much as possible. Even if you make mistakes through answers, or struggle on a question, if you have proven to the employer that you have a great personality, good work ethic and show pure excitement for the job, this will overshadow any little mistake that may be made. Remain confident!