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A&O slashes Easter vac scheme

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    Maybe students are losing interest in the magic circle altogether?

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  • hmmm

    c'mon.

    huge increase in the talent pool applying to law due to fewer opportunities elsewhere in the city, yet A&O feel there's a lack of interest...

    i'd love to know how their "criteria" compare to previous years, and whether this is just a reflection of desire to cut the cost of the scheme by weeding out candidates at the VS stage more brutally or a broader indication that they will actually be recruiting fewer trainees for 2011. or both!

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  • Gimmick

    It's an expensive recruiting gimmick. Better to get rid of that than sack associates.

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  • makes sense

    The Easter vacation schemes have never been as popular because those students who are serious about their studies prefer to spend the easter vacation revising for up coming exams. There is an overwhelming interest in vacation schemes generally, however the question is whether the interest comes from good candidates, as I suspect the vast majority of those are still set on a summer scheme wherever possible.

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  • Gimmick/makes snse

    of course it makes sense for the reasons set out in the posting. It is not a gimmick, just wrong dates, given the costs of trainees and the doubeful inital value to a firm when bilkling is coming under presure , anything which improves retention rates (/i.e you have selected the right number of the right candidatess and they want to stay with you) makes total sense. The weeding out of one candiate becuse you dont like them or they dont like you will fuly justify the cost of this "Gimmick".

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  • lack of interest

    i have a very hard time believing that the primary driver in this is a lack of interest.





























    Why not just say they want to cut costs?


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