If you are unsure of what type of law firm you wish to work at throughout your legal career then it is essential you see a variety of firms from the inside and interact with people who already work there. Not everyone has direct connections to such law firms, therefore attending open days and insight days are so important before you begin making applications. One of the firms that I received a training contract offer from, and had an incredibly insightful time at during their vacation scheme, was a firm that I initially had not planned to make an application for. However, upon discovering Aspiring Solicitors (AS), and signing up to all of their available events, I was able to attend this particular firm’s open day and discover just how much I loved it. Had it not been for AS’s event I would not have known this or ever made that application. Asides from AS’s plethora of organised events, the AS team are very supportive and are there to advise you career wise whenever you need a second opinion. I would advise any AS member to proactively take advantage of the abundance of opportunities that AS offers, as they were not available to the generation before us.
Future Trainee Solicitor at Magic Circle Law Firm