Trainee Recruitment FAQs

Q.      The deadline for 2019 training contracts is 30 April 2017. 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 2017 or 2018?

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.      We are aware that not everyone can attend our schemes. However, our focus is to award training contracts 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.      A 2:1 degree or higher degree is not an absolute requirement, but it is preferred.