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Responsibility:
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Work Life Balance:
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Environmental Awareness:
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Compensation & Benefits:
3/5
 
Company Culture:
3.9/5
 
Career Progression:
3.4/5
 
Colleagues:
4.3/5
 
Training:
3.9/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.9/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.6/5
 

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Application Advice:

Be honest and make the most of your experiences.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - they look for the personality that will fit the firm.

Trainee, Commercial Property at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Application Advice:

Have a thorough understanding of why you wish to apply to the firm and have a strong commercial awareness.

Interview Advice:

Remember that the interview is a two way process, it is an opportunity for you to get a feel for the firm as well as the firm to get a feel for you. Most importantly, be yourself and don't try to be somebody that you are not.

Trainee Solicitor, Various – Currently Pensions at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Application Advice:

Research the company and know about its key clients and any work they are currently doing.

Interview Advice:

Let your personality come across in the interview.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Application Advice:

Make sure you put your own personality down when answering the online questions; law firms are not looking for someone who is really good technically but lacks other qualities (such as communicating with people in an open and friendly manner) that can be gained through life experiences outside of work and study. Ultimately, you have to prove that you should be representing the firm in front of its clients.

Interview Advice:

Always have some questions prepared to ask your interviewer(s) but make them something you are genuinely interested in finding out about and not just a hot topic issue that you think it might sound good to mention.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate Rail at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Application Advice:

Actually research and tailor your tc application to the firm you're applying for and always proof read and get others to proof read if possible. Mistakes are the most common reason for being rejected at the outset!

Interview Advice:

Be honest with yourself about why you want to go into law and be able to fully explain why. Be yourself at interview and make sure that you find out if it is the right firm for you - interviews are a two way street!

Trainee Solicitor, Projects and Procurement at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and show your personality.
Research the company and show you understand how it is different to other law firms.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, prepare well with firm and clear reasons for why you want the job and why you want to work at WBD.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Application Advice:

Understand the firm and reasons for applying. Try to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice:

Know what is going on in the business world. Especially the impact of artificial intelligence on the legal profession.

Trainee Solicitor, at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and show your enthusiasm for the firm, draw on experiences outside of the law

Trainee Solicitor, at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Application Advice:

Make sure you're answering the question being asked, and not what you want the question to be. Also, demonstrate that you have tailored the application to where you are applying - show off what you know.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and show your personality. It's a cliché, however firms are looking for someone who will be a great fit for the business.

Trainee Solicitor, at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Application Advice:

Try to gain as much experience outside the legal profession as you can.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Oil & Gas at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Application Advice:

Try and get your personality across as well as fulfilling the requirements.

Interview Advice:

E.g. Be yourself not what you think that the firm wants to see; everyone is an individual. Questions you were asked etc

Trainee Solicitor, Professional Risk at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Be your 'commercially aware' self.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Trainee, Real Estate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Meet graduate recruitment before applying (i.e. go to law fairs, open days etc.)

Interview Advice:

Think about ways you can demonstrate commercial awareness.

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Application Advice:

Make sure that you think you would fit as a BD colleague and that that is as important to you as the work.

Interview Advice:

Focus on challenges ahead and future of firm.

Trainee, Oil and Gas at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Meet as many people as you can in as many different environments.

Interview Advice:

Relax and be more conversational with the interviewers.

Trainee Solicitor, Regulatory at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Focus on your extra-curricular activities and what makes you different from everyone else with a 2:1 from a good university.

Interview Advice:

Relax. Ask questions about their work, be interested and be willing to enter into a conversation rather than just a back and forth of questions and answers.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Do not put on a front or try to be too assertive. Be yourself and treat everyone you meet with respect, even if they are your competitors for the role.

Interview Advice:

Know your application form well and be able to discuss and defend what you have written on it.

Trainee Solicitor, Regulatory and Environment at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Be yourself and let your personality shine through. Of course, do your research and understand the business/clients/sectors.

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Application Advice:

Be committed.

Interview Advice:

Do your research.

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Interview Advice:

Be yourself and be honest. But also do some research on the firm and it's client's; try and appreciate the work of the legacy firms and how they have now integrated and are moving forward.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Apply for work placement/vacation scheme to assess whether the firm is for you.

Interview Advice:

Understand the sectors in which Bond Dickinson operates.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Really get to know why this Firm is different to all the others. Think about culture and people as opposed to numbers and headlines.

Interview Advice:

They're not looking for cookie-cutter copies. They want individuals.

Trainee Solicitor, Financial Services at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Don't be generic - do be yourself and ensure this comes across in your application. They've changed the process in 2016 and it really allows for a candidates individuality to come across - take advantage of this...BD is a broad church!

Interview Advice:

As with the application process - don't be generic. The interviews are as much about the firm selling itself to you as vice versa.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm.

Interview Advice:

Show off your personality.

Trainee Solicitor, at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

- Be an "all round" candidate with outside interests
- Have a good sense of commercial awareness and take a commercial approach to your work
- Know the firm and its vision
- Have good work experience

Interview Advice:

- Be confident and ensure you have a good understanding of the firm
- Tailor your answers and show that your skills and interests align with that of the firm
- Questions asked -
- Details of work experience and skills
- Interests outside of work

Associate Paralegal, Commercial/Insurance at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Research
Get into the office
Vac Scheme
Apply early

Interview Advice:

Research
Preparation

Trainee Solicitor, Private Capital at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Do your research, be targeted, talk and write about what you know and above all be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Many of the questions I was asked were about transferable skills and motivation for changing career. That said, in general answers to any questions should be honest to your character but demonstrate how you would be of value to the company.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and commitment. And that you can get along with people.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

1. Make sure law is for you.
2. Narrow field of target firms.
3. Research target firms thoroughly.
4. Network and build relationships with key decision-makers.
5. Secure plenty of extra-curricular experience.
6. Do vacation schemes.

Interview Advice:

1. Prepare thoroughly.
2. Rehearse with tutors/friends/colleagues.
3. Be yourself.
4. Remember the interviewer sat where you are sitting.
5. Have an interesting question to ask the interviewer.
6. If you don't have an interesting and well-researched question, don't ask one.

Trainee Solicitor, Professional Risks at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Academic achievement is important but the ability to understand how the law is applied in practice and how it affects business decisions is vital and something recruiters really value.

Interview Advice:

Why I chose law, why I am committed to working in the North East, what I understand commercial awareness to mean.

Trainee solicitor, Employment at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Try to get to know the culture of the firm before applying.

Interview Advice:

Identify a good commercial issue that you are interested in.

Trainee Solciitor, Commercial at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Understand where the firm wants to go and whether that fits into your personal goals.

Interview Advice:

Let your personality and individuality show.

Trainee Solicitor, Contruction at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Be aware of word limits; keep your answers focused and concise.

Research the key skills/attributes the firm is looking for in its trainee solicitors and make sure you include examples of how you meet these.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you've really thought about what makes the firm stand out and why in particular you want to work here.

Do your research. You need to have good knowledge of the firm's clients and the move towards a more sector-based approach.

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Application Advice:

Swap your (anonymised) applications amongst friends and see if you can guess whose are whose. Your answers should give the reader a feel for you and the type of person you are. Get your application to someone who doesn't know you and ask them to use the most honest 3/5 words to describe the person they think wrote it.

Interview Advice:

Be bold. Speak up. Don't be afraid to have an opinion. Don't be afraid to be yourself. Show your quirks. Be prepared to explain away / justify your ideas or suggestions. In group tasks, lead but don't overpower.

Trainee Solicitor, Dispute Resolution at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Know your basic real estate knowledge.
Do not lie on your application or over emphasise things which are minor.
Watch the formatting of your CV - make it appealing to look at.

Interview Advice:

Try not to be nervous and be yourself - that is what the interviewer is looking for.
Dress smartly - no stains on your top.

Associate Paralegal, Real Estate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself but know your stuff. Commercial awareness and knowledge of our clients and sector areas is key.

Interview Advice:

What cartoon character best describes you?

Trainee Solicitor, Property Litigation at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. There isn't any 'one size fits all' model of a Trainee at Bond Dickinson, and each application is considered on its own merits. As such we have a wide variety of Trainees with many different backgrounds and experiences, yet many experiences fall into obvious categories; academics, work experience, previous career, travel. What will help you to stand out from the crowd is allowing your personality to shine through in your application, and showing what you took from the experiences you have had is crucial to defining that; after all, you are unique where your experiences may not be.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared. Make sure you know the difference between a practice area and a sector, and that you can comprehensively discuss the sort of work that Bond Dickinson does. More importantly, be sure you can detail what you have to offer the firm in relation to that work.

Show great communication skills. Being able to contribute to a discussion is great, but communication is more than showing the speaking and listening skills you possess. For example, if a fellow applicant has been particularly quiet during a discussion, why not ask them for their opinion? That shows awareness of others, which is key to good communication.

Trainee Solicitor, Professional Risk at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you gain plenty of work experience, not necessarily in the legal sector and apply to your application. Make sure you research the firm thoroughy, especially key clients and sector etc.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you are prepared to justify any gaps in your CV or occasional bad grades. I was questioned about my only one below 2:1 examination result whilst in University. Be enthusiastic and believe you deserve the role.

Trainee Solicitor, at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to get stuck in to anything and everything.

Interview Advice:

Really consider where the firm wants to go over the next few years. Its expansion plans should be at the centre of your reason for joining.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Try to use different examples for each question. The firm is interested in you as a person and how you deal with challenges so the more examples you can give, the better.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself! It sounds like a cliché but the firm really does want to get to know you throughout the recruitment process. This was something that was really notable from my assessment centre experience, which was quite different to other firms. The firm really wants you to relax and (as much as you can!) enjoy the experience - this way your personality will shine through!

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Be open and honest about your motivations for wanting to work here.

Interview Advice:

Situation based questions - "Tell me about a time when you...."

Trainee, Insolvency at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Candidates applying for this role should show a genuine interest in the firm. They should demonstrate commercial awareness and show through the hobbies that they have had or the roles that they have taken on that they have developed skills such as the ability to work in a team, time management skills, leadership skills and communication skills amongst others. Always double check your application for spelling mistakes / grammatical errors before sending it off.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. The interviewers will want to know who you are and whether you would be a good fit for the firm.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Answer the question
Be specific on what skills you have, how you have developed them and how they will help you in your job as a solicitor and particularly as a solicitor at Bond Dickinson.

Interview Advice:

Be friendly and personable

Trainee Solicitor, at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Focus on the company's future vision and check you are happy to be part of it.

Interview Advice:

What are you passionate about.

Trainee Solicitor, Residential Property at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

When answering written questions on the application form, make sure that you go beyond basic description i.e. do not simply state the skills you possess; also explain why those skills are relevant to a lawyer and how those skills can be transferred and applied to a legal career.

Do not dismiss past experiences on the basis that they may seem trivial or irrelevant to a career in the law - even a Saturday job or membership of a sports team can demonstrate skills and competencies which can be tranferred and applied to a legal career.

When answering questions or attending an interview try and put yourself in the shoes of a recruiter or future colleague - ask yourself "would I want to work with me?" In other words, try and sell yourself to yourself. It may seem unnatural and a bit cheesy to begin with!

Always ensure that you have researched the firm you are applying to thoroughly - websites, hard copy publications, the business sections of local papers, general internet searches and current employees are all great sources of information. Better yet, try and get to a local law fair (or other event which representatives from the firm may be attending). They are a great place to meet trainees and member of the HR team and, if you make a good impression, your name is more likely to be remembered during the recruitment process.

Interview Advice:

As well as the usual competency questions, there will almost certainly be a question which addresses commercial awareness. This may relate to (among other things) the strategic sectors within the firm, current issues which may affect the firm (either on a local or a national scale) or the reasons for choosing a career in commercial law.

If you have been asked to prepare a presentation you are also likely to be questioned on its content, so ensure you have done some reading around the subject and have thought about the topic in relation to the firm itself.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm fully and the legal market in general

Interview Advice:

Make sure you are aware of current commercial issues, not just legal ones.

Trainee Solicitor, Projects and Procurement at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you really know why you want to work for Bond Dickinson, do your research and get to know the firm and its culture, to make sure that it is the right firm for you before submitting your application.

Don't underestimate the value of part-time work in a bar or shop for example, this is a great way to show commercial awareness in your application and also various other transferable skills such as customer service and good time manaagement both of which are very important for a career in law.

Interview Advice:

Relax and try to see it as a two way interview process. It is important that you feel the firm is right for you and to remember that the Graduate Recruitment Team are not trying to catch you out. My first interview for the vacation scheme felt more like an informal chat about my application form rather than a proper interview and I really felt at ease throughout the whole thing. The interview for the training contract is a bit more formal and you also have to give a pre-prepared presentation then answer questions about it but this really isn't as scary as it may seem at first.

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Application Advice:

Bear in mind word limits, as you often don't have many words to get your point across so you need to use them well. If choosing a commercial issue to write about, try and pick a narrower and more specific topic, rather than something more general for which it will be more difficult to make sufficiently insightful comments about.

Spend time on your application and always have someone proofread it for sense and spelling/punctuation/grammar.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic about why the firm stands out for you, as it is important you really emphasise that you want to work at this firm. Make use of any 'insider' information you have gained from law fairs/meeting trainees, such as specific CSR events the firm has recently been involved in, in order to show knowledge of the firm and why it particularly appeals to you.

Take a moment to think about a question before you answer it, rather than saying the first thing that comes into your head. It can make the difference between an average and a great answer.

If you're doing a presentation, try to pick a topic which you have an interest in and/or existing knowledge of in order to make things easier for yourself and help you deliver the presentation in an enthusiastic and engaging way. If required to present on a commercial topic, try and think outside the box and don't just pick whatever is the hot topic of the moment. The interviewers have to sit through a number of candidate presentations and so it helps you stand out if yours is about something new and different.

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Application Advice:

Know the firm well and why exactly you wish to work for them. Make sure you are preapred to answer questions at interview relating to commercial awareness and also on how you have demonstrated various competencies in the past, such as time management, leadership skills, working as a team, etc.

Interview Advice:

Use the STAR approach when answering competency questions to ensure that your answers are clear and concise.

Trainee Solicitor, Intellectual Property / Commercial Disputes at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Tailor your applications and really look at what sets Bond Dickinson apart from its competitors

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, play to your stengths and be aware of your weaknesses
Don't fight to be heard in group exercises (just say something sensible)
Know BD's sectors and read about our main clients

Trainee Solicitor, at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Really research the firms that you want to apply for and understand what they are all about. If they are aiming for fantastic client service, then acknowledge that you understand this in your application. Also, try to think of things about yourself that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice:

Make sure that you are up to date with very current affairs. I was asked about a story that broke in the national press the day before my interview and I had to demonstrate that I understood the context as well as offering my opinion, backed up by my previous work experiences.

Trainee Solicitor, Dispute resolution at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Tailor your application to the firm and think carefully about why you think you are right for Bond Dickinson and equally why Bond Dickinson is right for you.
Think about what you are passionate about and try to convey this in your application, both work related and non-work related.
Make sure that your spelling and grammar are perfect - there is just no excuse on an application form and one small mistake could mean you don't get an interview.

Interview Advice:

Relax. Interviews at Bond Dickinson are about trying to get the best out of you in a stressful situation. They are not designed to make the situation worse by tripping you up or asking unnecessary questions.

Trainee Solicitor, at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Get to know the firm properly. The firm has unique views.

Trainee Solicitor, Banking at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and ensure you are interesting. There appears to be no 'type' but everyone is able to talk of interesting experiences - whether that be previous careers or university extra-curricular activities.

Interview Advice:

Smile. Be honest. Relate your answers to either the firm or to attractive qualities you have as an individual.

Trainee Solicitor, Various at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the company, look at some of their news items to show you are aware of their recent successes and their clients.

Interview Advice:

Whichever seat/area of law you are applying for do some research and refresh your memory of that area as it may have been quite some time since you studied the subject.
Be yourself!

Trainee Solicitor, commercial at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Learn as much about the firm as you can by talking to as many people in side the firm as you can.

Interview Advice:

Show your personality.
Have knowledge of current events and an opinion on them.
Be a varied individual. Have interests outside of law.

Trainee Solicitor, at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

-do your homework- know the firm and its clients

Interview Advice:

Preparation, including: try to find out who your interviewer(s) is beforehand; re-read your application; prepare answers to the obvious questions; and think of relevant questions to ask at the end.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Thoroughly research the firm

Interview Advice:

Top Tip - be engaging from the moment you walk through the door

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

No matter how many times you receive rejections, keep on trying. The more experience you have (both in law and otherwise) the better.

Interview Advice:

Don't lie and be yourself, that way you will find the firm and job that suits you best.

Trainee Solicitor, Regulatory at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure there are no spelling or grammar errors in your application

Interview Advice:

Relax and be positive and enthusiastic

Trainee, Real Estate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Prepare well and know the firm as well as possible

Trainee Solicitor, Trainee at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Know you want to work outside of the City and why. Understand our 8 core focused sectors so you understand the type of work that is carried out in the firm.

Interview Advice:

Think about what makes BD stand out from the crowd, particuarly in a city like Bristol which has lots of top quality national and city firms.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Disputes at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and don't be afraid to be passionate and why you want the job.

Interview Advice:

Try to relax and focus on what you have to offer the firm.

Trainee Solicitor, Litigation at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself!

Interview Advice:

Firm strategy...

Trainee, Insurance at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm thoroughly before applying. Where possible, try to get work experience at the firm prior to applying. This shows willing and illustrates that you have made an informed decision to apply.

Show passion and enthusiasm throughout your application and make sure that your responses are bespoke to the firm and answer the question set. Take your time when completing an application and include examples of relevant responsibilities/experiences throughout.

Interview Advice:

Always approach interviews/assessments with integrity. The recruiters are looking for individuals who will thrive within the teams at the firm and work well with others, so try to be open and honest in your responses.

Research the firm thoroughly before an interview and make sure that you show a real passion to work at the firm throughout the interview.

Trainee Solicitor, Construction at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Research firms to ensure they are the right fit for you. I worked as a paralegal at Dickinson Dees before applying for my training contract so I was sure that it was the firm I wanted to train with. I did work experience weeks at different firms and you get a feel for the different people and type of work.

Interview Advice:

Practice answers to competency based questions - these type of questions come up time and time again. One nameless firm did ask me the not so popular question, "If you were an animal, what animal would you be?"

Trainee Solicitor, Planning and Infrastructure at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm (and others) thoroughly before applying.

Interview Advice:

The application process changed since I completed it - so not applicable.

Trainee Solicitor, On Secondment at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

It is really worth applying for the vacation scheme.

Interview Advice:

Very open, situation based questions.

Trainee, Private Client at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Make sure you demonstrate a commitment to the firm's ambition for growth. The firm is currently growing and developing and applicants should show a desire to help with this process.

Interview Advice:

The firm has a reputation for being a friendly and enjoyable place to work - applicants who demonstrate that they would fit in this environment are likely to do better than technically excellent but robotic or difficult personalities.

Trainee Solicitor, Trainee at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself during the assessment day.

Interview Advice:

Prepare your presentation thoroughly - you can never be too prepared.

trainee solicitor, Pensions at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Bond Dickinson LLP are really looking for the right "personality" for the firm. There is no set formula for being successful in your application except that you be yourself and try stand out.

Interview Advice:

Understand how law firms work, how they make money, what clients want and what challenges face law firms in the near future.

Trainee Solicitor, Dispute Resolution at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Application Advice:

Think about what you want from a firm.

Interview Advice:

Research and prepare .

Trainee, Real Estate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Best:

The people

Trainee, Commercial Property at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Best:

Best is the supportive, inclusive environment which the firm creates. The encouragement to get involved in activities outside of your day to day work is excellent.

Trainee Solicitor, Various – Currently Pensions at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Best:

The office culture - there is nobody that you can't approach with questions, and everyone is helpful and friendly. The trainees are given a lot of responsibility and are encouraged to become a part of the firm.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Best:

Work/life balance, people at the firm appreciate that you are a person and have a life outside of work!

Worst:

Some discrepancies in how different areas of the firm operate sometimes make things more confusing than necessary.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate Rail at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Best:

As above

Worst:

Level of pay as against competitors.

Trainee Solicitor, Projects and Procurement at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Best:

Work environment and people I work with.
Learning and training initiatives.

Worst:

The office could be nicer, and the canteen could be better with more options.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Best:

Work for great clients
Work with people who are at the top of their field

Trainee Solicitor, at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Best:

Work/life balance

Worst:

Average pay

Trainee Solicitor, at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Best:

Great working environment and good work/life balance.

Trainee Solicitor, at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Best:

Culture.

Worst:

Low pay in comparison to similar size firms.

Trainee Solicitor, Oil & Gas at Womble Bond Dickinson
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Best:

the working environment and the people that I work with.

Worst:

It's still work at the end of the day.

Trainee Solicitor, Professional Risk at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Best:

Working Environment

Worst:

Move toward top-20 style firm

Trainee, Real Estate at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Best:

friendly environment

Worst:

the politics

, Financial Services at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Best:

Culture

Worst:

Pay in relation to competitors and communication

Trainee, Oil and Gas at Bond Dickinson LLP
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Best:

Super friendly and great work life balance

Worst:

Smaller company

Trainee Solicitor, Regulatory at Bond Dickinson LLP
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