Trainee Recruitment FAQs

Q.      The deadline for 2020 training contracts is 30 April 2018. Will you be considering applications before this date and making offers?

A.      Whilst we reserve the right to make decisions earlier, it is far more likely that we will wait to meet candidates attending a Vacation Scheme Programme before awarding any training contracts.

Q.      Can I still apply for a training contract starting in 2019 or 2020?

A.      The formal application period is closed. Should any places become available it will be listed on the Trainee Vacancies page and on the Electronic Application Form page. In applying for a training contract via the Electronic Application Form, you can state on the form that you would be willing to start earlier if places become available. However, there is no guarantee that places will become available.

Q.      Can I apply for a Vacation Scheme Programme and not a training contract?

A.      No, you must apply for both together.

Q.      Can I apply for a training contract only?

A.      This year we intend only to recruit from the Vacation Scheme Programme.

Q.      Can I amend my application form once submitted?

A.      Yes, provided it is amended before the deadline but try to avoid doing so as we may consider applications as they are received.

Q.      I only have a 2:2 honours degree. Can I still apply for a training contract? What are my chances?

A.      This year, a 2:1 degree or higher degree is an absolute requirement.