Can I offer a training contract?
Yes, you can. You are not obliged to accept a training contract offer straightaway. You should take the time to carefully and seriously consider the offer.
Do you need an LPC for a training contract?
First things first: all trainees, regardless of education route, need to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC). However, you can apply for a training contract in advance of completing your LPC. In fact, many law firms recruit two years in advance, giving future trainees ample time to complete the LPC.
Can a training contract be terminated?
A training contract can be terminated only because of serious misconduct, incapacity or the employer going bust. Training contracts often have a cancellation clause (like failing the GDL or LPC) as well. Instances of trainees being fired are rare.
How can I increase my chances of getting a training contract?
Boost Your Chances of Getting a Training Contract
- Get yourself organised. Nuri: It’s always a good idea to show your interest at an early stage.
- Do your homework.
- Make sure you know what you’re applying for.
- Be genuine.
- Don’t be too rehearsed.
- Show that you have paid attention.
- Spend time perfecting your application.
- Be polite.
How long is an LPC course?
Studying an LPC full-time generally takes ten months, including two teaching terms. If you opt to study part-time, the course will take two years. The big national providers – BPP University and the University of Law – have the option of an accelerated LPC for candidates sponsored by certain law firms.
How do people afford LPC?
The most common way of law students getting LPC funding is through gaining a training contract with a law firm that sponsors their further study. Generally, law firms will not only pay your LPC costs, but also provide you with a maintenance grant or loan to help you with your living costs while you study.
When can I start my training contract?
Non-law students tend to start applying for training contracts in their final year (for training contracts starting three years down the line) or during their GDL (for training contracts beginning in two years’ time). Most law firms accept law and non-law students onto their training contracts.