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Interview Questions

2016

"I remember there being lots of questions, particularly in relation to my motivation towards being a solicitor (at RPC in particular). The questions also covered achievements and interests outside of work."
First year trainee, London
"Why RPC? Why law? How will I fit? Why should I be hired? What are my interests and hobbies? Where do I see my career going? What motivates me? How good is my knowledge of the general market?"
First year trainee, London
"I was asked a range of competency questions."
Second year trainee, London
"I was asked a range of questions. They were about myself and some contemporary law/business issues."
First year trainee, London
"Skills-based, competency questions and also some questions testing your commercial awareness."
First year trainee, London
"A broad range of competency-based questions. Many of them were asked in unique ways."
First year trainee, London
"Lots of competency based questions including focusing on areas such as teamwork, working under pressure, a time when something has not gone as planned, and demonstrating commercial awareness. I was also asked: why law and why RPC?"
First year trainee, London

2015

"Throughout my interview I was asked personality-style questions: my previous experience, interests, achievements, future goals and why I chose RPC."
Second year trainee, London
"The interview questions were varying: there were some competency questions, and others such as why I wanted to work for RPC, a current affairs topic which interested me and background questions about my CV."
First year trainee, Bristol
"During my interview I was asked what motivates me."
First year trainee, London
"My interview questions were general CV-based, motivational and competency questions."
Second year trainee, London
"My interview primarily consisted of competency-based questions."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Here I was asked about my roles of responsibility; my strengths and weaknesses, and I wanted to work in law and for RPC."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Most of the questions were competency based i.e. describe challenges you have faced and how you have overcome them, describe a time you have upset someone and how you handled it, where do you see yourself in ten years' time."
First year trainee, London
"From what I can remember the interview questions were mainly competency-based and I used a lot of examples from previous employment to highlight transferable skills, customer service and time management/organisational skills."
First year trainee, London
"I was asked about my educational background, interests outside of studies/work and some situational judgement questions."
First year trainee, London
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