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Charles Russell Speechlys Application Process

Make sure you know what to expect from the Charles Russell Speechlys application process, from the application form to the assessment centre. We'll talk you through each element step-by-step right here.

Stage one

The first step of the application process is to complete an online application form. The firm advises applicants to do a lot of research about the firm, be sure to include all work experience, even if it is non-legal, and check your application thoroughly for spelling and grammar.

Stage two

The next stage is a multiple choice, situational judgement test. You’ll be presented with a series of scenarios that trainees may have to encounter, and you’ll have to respond with how you would react to the scenario.

Applicants also have to complete a video interview, where you’ll have to record answers to a series of questions. Questions will be similar to face-to-face interviews, so it’s a good idea to think about the reason you applied to the firm and what skills you have that make you a good candidate. To prepare, you can try recording yourself answering example questions on your phone, and then watch it back while thinking about how you can improve.

Stage three

The final stage of the process is an assessment centre, which will involve a written exercise and an interview with a Partner and Associate, or member of HR. Charles Russell Speechlys recognises that you may not have had any exposure to the law, so will assess you based on your passion for the firm and law as a career. It’s also a good idea to ask plenty of questions, to show your interest in the firm.