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The Importance of Work Experience

6th April 2017

In this video, Paul Gascoyne, Graduate Recruitment Manager, explains the importance of gaining work experience before applying for vacation schemes or training contracts. You will understand why law firms value work experience, what skills can be developed, how you gain work experience and what counts as relevant experience. This video will cover: 1. Why Is […]

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5 minutes with future trainee, Tom Capper

31st March 2017

What University did you attend? I studied Economics at the University of Warwick. What subject are you studying? Currently, I am completing the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at the University of Law. When do you join as a trainee? I start in August 2018. How did you hear about Shearman & Sterling? I attended […]

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5 Minutes with Future Trainee, Alex Leighton

13th March 2017

What University did you attend? I did my undergraduate at Durham University and I’m currently studying for my master’s at the University of Cambridge (Robinson College). What subject are you studying? Law (LLM). When do you join as a trainee? I’ll be joining in August 2018. How did you hear about Shearman & Sterling? I […]

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Why was my training contract application rejected?

7th March 2017

This is a key question many people find themselves asking during the recruitment process – “Why was my training contract application rejected?“. The team has spent the last few weeks diligently screening your training contract and vacation scheme applications. We’ve been seriously impressed by the astonishing academic ability, wide-ranging work placements and amazing extra-curricular pursuits […]

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5 Minutes with Lavinia Harrington, Future Trainee

14th February 2017

What University did you attend? Downing College, Cambridge What subject are you studying? I studied Theology When do you join as a trainee? I’ll join in August 2018 How did you hear about Shearman & Sterling? I was aware of the firm from having spoken to friends and found out more about it using websites […]

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