Interview: Tips & Advice


"The application process consisted of an online application form followed up by an assessment day. The assessment day itself consisted of a group presentation, a timed written exam and a formal interview with a partner and a senior member of HR."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"There's an application form comprised of six to eight questions ranging from specifics about Foot Anstey through to general legal interest. My advice, as always, would be to do your research on the firm (more than just reading the website) in order to understand the key drivers and to ensure that you can clearly demonstrate why Foot Anstey is the firm you want to work for."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"Research the firm and practice presentation techniques. The assessment day consists of a presentation to a large panel, a written exercise and an interview."
First year trainee, Plymouth
"A mix of interview questions, group presentation and an IT-based research task."
First year trainee, Exeter
"Get your face seen and remembered. The firm receives many applications of high calibre. Speaking face to face at law fairs and open evenings with pre-prepared, firm-centric questions will get you noticed and remembered."
First year trainee, Taunton
"There's an online application form followed by an assessment day. The assessment day consists of a group presentation, written exercise and interview as well as lots of opportunities to ask current trainees about the firm. My advice would be to be yourself and to research the firm well. Also, you should have a good grasp of what is currently going on in the news."
First year trainee, Exeter
"You can apply with or without a vacation scheme. For the assessment day, which includes an interview, be open and friendly. Listening skills are really valued so don't feel you have to be jumping in to say something clever all the time."
First year trainee, Exeter
"Ensure that you are very familiar with your application and be able to expand on any points that you mentioned in detail."
Second year trainee, Bristol
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