Jones Day Training Contract Application Example Answer
[address line 1]
Tel: [telephone number]
Graduate Recruitment Manager
21 Tudor Street
Dear [recruiter’s name],
I am a final year student at the [University] expected to graduate in June, [year]. I am expected to achieve a 1st class grade in my third year. I am applying for a training contract to commence in [year] advertised on Latestlawjobs.com. Please find my CV attached.
I am interested in corporate and commercial law because it will allow me to assume the role of a project manager and will vest me with early responsibility. Given that commercial law is both transactional and ongoing suggests that I will have to build a rapport with the client and apply strong communication skills coupled with high technical ability when forming a clear picture of the client’s needs and objectives and then explaining what may well be a complex area of law when advising on the best solution. This may require me to liaise with a number of legal departments thus making each day unique, enjoyable and fulfilling work experience. More importantly, as a commercial city lawyer I will gain experience in dealing with a diverse range of clients which will improve my commercial background and resultantly my ability to deliver effective and timely solutions to individual client needs.
I am especially interested in Jones Day because it has a unique non-rotational system of training which will provide me with freedom, flexibility and responsibility from the start. Jones Day will allow me practice different areas simultaneously, thus fostering a faster development of my potential and presenting me with an opportunity to compare and contrast different disciplines alongside one another. I will also be able to follow all deals or trials worked on right through the end and maintain a rapport with clients, thus making the work both personally and professionally rewarding.
Having worked for a number of private clients at leading legal firms, [law firm] and [law firm], I can attest to the importance of building and maintaining professional relationships. This, coupled with my fluency in [language], English and [language], would make me a valuable asset when working on cross-border transactions or with international clients.
I would be grateful for the opportunity to attend an interview for which I am available at your convenience.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.