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Interview Process

2014

"The interview process was fairly straightforward - covering letter with CV, two online tests, interview with partner and HR for vacation scheme. For the training contract it was covering letter and CV, two written tests, one oral comprehension test and one interview with two partners."
First year trainee, London
"The interview process consisted of submitting a CV and cover letter followed by two interviews - first was an HR interview, then a call back for a partner interview. At each interview there were tests - I recall a grammar and verbal reasoning test and one where you were tested on advising a client in a particular situation."
Second year trainee, London
"I submitted a covering letter and CV. Following this, two online tests, then an interview for the vacation scheme. On the vacation scheme there were three small 'tests' and an interview with two partners for an hour."
First year trainee, London
"I was interviewed for the training contract as part of the vacation scheme. Candidates undertake interviews and assessments in order to get the vacation scheme and then undertake further interviews and assessments to obtain a training contract."
First year trainee, London
"Online tests, HR interview, assessment centre with written tests, commercial exercises and partner interview."
First year trainee, London
"Getting hired at Olswang is about as hard as any other City law firm. I went through one round of interviews and competency tests, then a further round of interviews and two commercial awareness exercises."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"What is commercial awareness? Strengths and weaknesses. Why this firm/location?"
First year trainee, Reading
"Interview process consisted of various assessments, an HR interview and a two-partner interview. Most of the questions were very standard training contract interview questions but, in the partner interview especially, a lot of questions were asked to get a sense of you as a person and what your motivations and interests were."
Second year trainee, London
"The interview process was well organised. I had an interview with a member of HR and two partners, and two written tests."
First year trainee, London
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