Applying for an internship or training contract in a law firm?
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Rachel, a former commercial lawyer with insider knowledge, strong industry networks and significant recruitment and training experience at every level of hire, leads our Legal team at City CV.

Together, we can help you each step of the way as you embark your career journey, guiding you on different types of law firms and chambers, providing valuable insight into skillsets required for practice areas, emerging industry trends, and how to optimise your chances of success.

  • Created by our Head of Legal, a former Legal Partner, Recruitment and Training Manager for a commercial law firm
  • Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, CMS, Herbert Smith Freehills, Field Fisher Waterhouse, Gowling WLG, Eversheds Sutherland, Norton Rose Fullbright, Irwin Mitchell, Deloitte, EY, PwC, KPMG, Baker & McKenzie, Kirkland & Ellis: just some of the top firms where City CV clients have secured roles.
  • Access our insider knowledge: we know what graduate recruiters from the legal industry are really looking for.
  • Testimonials attest to our graduate clients success.

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Law Internship / Training Contract Essential Law Graduate Writing Package

  • Unsure what law firms are seeking in interns and graduates? Running out of time? Excel in your application with our Essential Graduate Writing Package.
  • 1hr Graduate CV Consultation

    One-to-one consultation with a law industry expert / professional CV writer via phone or Skype at a time convenient to you.
  • Law Graduate CV

    Professionally written graduate CV, ATS keyword optimised to generate interviews.
  • Letter of Application

    A targeted letter to a specific law firm, set of chambers, or other legal organisation - your prototype model for all future graduate cover letters.
  • Graduate LinkedIn Profile

    For all graduates, a powerful, keyword optimised LinkedIn profile is essential. Your online brand will complement your new CV in the eyes of the recruiter.

  • 3hrs of Graduate Job Application Support

    Bespoke help for your law applications. This could include additional application research, application writing and job application coaching and / several additional graduate cover letters.

Law Internship / Training Contract Essential Law Graduate Interview Package

  • Sail through to offer stage in the ultimate law interview package with 7hrs of legal graduate interview coaching spread over several bespoke sessions, tailored exactly to you. A sample programme might include:
  • Interview diagnostics

    Uncover your strengths and weakness. Understand your gaps and how to excel in your graduate interview and on assessment days.
  • Mock Interview

    A 45-minute graduate mock interview, detailed verbal and written feedback. Each interview will be unique and specially tailored to your chosen legal career - an invaluable tool to understand what law interview questions will come up, any gaps and how your interview confidence and competence and be improved.
  • Self-promotion, motivation, academic & professional achievements

    Learn how to sell yourself and perfect your answers to graduate interview questions asked by graduate employers, both in private practice and chambers, and across every in-house sector. We have the insider knowledge to teach you the tricks of the trade.
  • Legal competency interview questions & answers

    Fine-tune your techniques to create competency answers that will satisfy graduate recruiters' criteria across the legal spectrum.
  • Interview etiquette, communication and body language

    Ensure you impress; fine-tune the delivery of your answers and present the ‘real you’ with confidence.
  • Overcome interview anxiety

    Top tricks to deal with nerves and learn how to interview with impact and confidence.
  • Questions you should ask

    Beat your competition by going the extra mile and asking intelligent interview questions.
  • Be smart with specific interview preparation

    Learn how to conduct the best interview research for any and every legal organisation, barristers’ chambers and in private practice, including technical and cultural differences between top-tier US, Magic and Silver Circle firms, as well as national and provincial high street firms and inhouse positions. Gain insight on hot topics to make sure you have your finger on the pulse of emerging legal issues and see the connections between law and the broader commercial overlap with politics, society and business.
  • Skype and phone interviews

    Top tricks to maximise your performance.
  • Assessment centres

    Maximise your assessment centre performance.

Law Internship / Training Contract Definitive Law Graduate Package

  • Combine the Essential Graduate Writing & Essential Graduate Interview packages into the definitive job-securing programme.

Law Internship / Training Contract – Essential Law Graduate Writing Package

Your consultation with our legal industry specialist graduate CV writer enables us to get to know you and what makes you tick. We gather all the information we need to write your professional, keyword-optimised legal CV and compelling Letter of Application. We will also arm you with a strategic and powerful LinkedIn profile as well as 3 hours additional job application help. We have the insider knowledge and legal industry expertise to help you beat your competition. We understand the pressure and deadlines you face. All you need to do is brainstorm, talk to us and let us do the hard work.

Law Internship / Training Contract – Essential Law Graduate Interview Package

You’ve put a lot of hard work and effort into securing your interview. It’s your one opportunity to really show what you’re made of, impress and achieve that all important job offer. Designed by our Head of Legal, the programme focuses on the entire interview process. Your personal interview coach will tailor every element of the programme to you, your experience and chosen career direction. Whether you are applying to a specific law firm, set of chambers or other legal organisation, this programme will improve your chances of interview success.

Law Internship / Training Contract – Definitive Law Graduate Package

This ultimate programme is a combination of the Essential Law Graduate Writing and Essential Law Graduate Interview packages, which provides you with the tools you need to secure your target training contract or internship. Tailored exactly to you, we can help you attain the most sought-after interviews and the confidence to achieve your dream role.

Are you application ready? Don’t leave your career prospects to chance. Our intensive Legal graduate programmes are ideal for students from first year to final year, MSc, MBA and beyond. Whether applying for a legal graduate role or training contract, we have helped hundreds of law graduate clients over the last decade to secure their desired place.

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Thank you very VERY much for such a fantastically impressive letter. It is a pleasure to read. It has an excellent writing style which catches the eye, reads with an easy flow, yet keeps positive tension and curiosity.

Lunian ... Banking Graduate

I wanted to share the good news that after several rounds of interviews and applications I ended up getting the graduate analyst role I wanted at an Investment Management firm.

Thanks to the coaching on Skype I was able to show myself in the best light possible at each of the 4 rounds of interview. The interview coaching also helped me emphasise the key points of my CV to really show how I could add value, something I had difficulties with in the past. It took quite a bit of practice but in the end it paid off and I am absolutely delighted with the results!

Once again, thanks a lot for your help in securing a great first job and I look forward to keeping in touch with you and the City CV team in the future as I progress in my career!

Pablo ... Investment Baking Gradute

You are the best expert in CV-building I've ever talked to in my life. You really know what you are doing. I'm simply impressed.

K.M. ... Graduate Analyst

I am extremely pleased with the documents sent over and believe them to be excellent quality. I believe the greatest document of all was the cover letter and I am shocked at how well it was written, quite possibly the best cover letter I have ever seen in my life.

Alex ... Banking Graduate

Just to inform you, I have received the CV. I think you have done an exceptional job on it! It’s above the standards I could have expected. Once again thank you very much!

Franki ... Graduate

I always thought my CV and interview technique was quite good, but after City CV totally revamped them I realised I was definitely in need of some changes. We did coaching sessions on everything from the competency interview to the group exercises and numerical and technical skills. I felt so prepared on my interview day that I actually really enjoyed it rather than feeling nervous and stressed like I normally do. To top it off I received an offer for the job and the interviewer remarked what a professional CV I had compared to many he had seen.

Sophie ... Banking Graduate

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all the coaching you gave today; it has certainly put a lot of things into perspective for me and I now feel more confident about approaching interviews. I thought the session was very well thought out and I really enjoyed the banter; it made things a lot more easier to process. I hope you continue to deliver sessions with the same passion you both displayed today and hope City CV’s success continues.

Ali ... Finance Graduate

I just got my application answers from you and read them over. I am so happy with them. Thank you so much for the hard work and I am 100% satisfied.

Hyonsoo ... Banking Graduate

Over the summer I got you to do my CV, cover letter, LinkedIn profile and 300 word motivation letter for Goldman Sachs/JP Morgan. They have been a terrific help with regards to the quality of my applications and time I have saved.

Ryan ... Banking and Finance Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you again, Victoria. I truly believe that this new CV is the start of many wonderful opportunities to come my way this year. Please say a big thank you to Carter for the amazing job he's done for me.

A. Lewis ... Legal Graduate


I just wanted to give you a little bit of an update on my job hunt…

From your excellent help, I have managed to land the Retail Banking and Wealth Management graduate scheme with HSBC to start later this year! (And I also managed to get through to the Santander Corporate Banking graduate scheme assessment centre in February!) My confidence in both my own abilities and being able to present myself in interview really grew with Nick’s coaching and I can’t thank you enough for this.

G.G., Chemistry Graduate

G.G. ... Chemistry Graduate

I am thrilled with the CV, I really think it shows everything I’ve done in a light that the banks and Big 4 will be very impressed by. I was especially pleased with how Devin projected a real sense of professionalism and maturity throughout the whole document, and also the sheer volume of positive information that was included! It truly is an excellent piece of writing.

Piers ... Graduate

The interview coaching package is more helpful than I thought. After I failed one interview after another, I bought an interview coaching package from City CV. With your help I built my interview strategy, spotted my mistakes during interviews, learnt how to tell my story and can respond almost any competency question confidently. I would not have obtained the offer from DB without your help. Many thanks! I really appreciate the help I received from City CV and would highly recommend City CV to anyone who wants to improve his/her interview skills and success rate.

X.S. ... Accounting Graduate

The CV is really well written and a huge improvement over what I had accomplished by myself, it flows nicely and is clearly set out. I feel it now has a higher quality without going overboard on quantity, everything is snappy and to the point, making it easier to read and delivering all the information about me which is critical to impart to employers.
Thank you so much.

Sam ... Graduate

I have got my new CV and feeling so happy. This is unbelievable. My CV could not be better than this. I really appreciate the help.

V.T. ... Banking and Finance Graduate

Thank you for resending the finalised version of my cover letter. It does look fantastic! The cover letter commendably outlines my background and addresses all the relevant points. Thank you for concerted effort in amending my CV and cover letter. I am very pleased with the outcome of both projects. Looking forward to working with you again in the future.

Esther ... Analyst Graduate

Thanks for all your help. The interview went really well, so well that I got the job.

Tristan ... Graduate

I was completely daunted by the volume of questions on the application I had to submit until I had some training with you. After a short chat, my writer completely grasped my motivations for applying and the answers on the final form sounded exactly like I’d written them. Gave me the confidence to submit the form and talk about my answers further at interview. Great job!

Michael ... Graduate

I absolutely love the CV, it exceeded my expectations and has already got me to the interview stage with some good companies which is obviously very encouraging and pleasing. Please pass on my gratitude to Godfrey and the rest of your team involved. I will almost certainly be using your expertise again in future and will be recommending you to others.

Sebastian B ... Banking Graduate

I have just been made an offer by J.P. Morgan which, given my poor application success rate, is attributed to City CV. I met Nick twice in person for both first and final round interview prep. His advice is invaluable and I recommend taking his suggestions fully on board. Nick does a terrific job of ensuring that you maintain coherence in high pressure interview situations. Thank you again for everything and I will most certainly refer friends over to you!

A.K. ... Graduate Analyst

I have done very well with my search for a job. I have recently been offered a place as a graduate trainee for Ernst and Young, Assurance, which I have accepted. I can’t wait to start. It was only my second interview and my first assessment centre. Whilst they were challenging, I felt confident going in and they said it showed. Thank you for all the help you gave me, it was invaluable.

James ... Audit

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