The guys at All About Careers have sent a reminder out about vacation scheme applications – many firm deadlines are in a few days, on 31st January.
They report that High Fliers Research say things are on the up for graduates (not specifically Law mind you…) with a 6.4% increase in the number of graduate positions.
Now for the bad news: most firms are reporting an increase in the number of applications of around 19% (compared with this time last year) which means competition for positions is harder than ever.
Also, firms in the legal sector have pointed out that around HALF of all training contracts will go to those who have done work experience with the firm. Clearly, that means getting on a vacation scheme is more important than ever.
Find a full listing of the deadlines over at All About Careers.