Sharpe Pritchard LLP Training Contract Application
I would like to train at Sharpe Pritchard because it is recognised as a leader in public sector work. This will give me exposure to many interesting areas and issues facing the public today such as the Localism Act. I am especially attracted by the prospect of being involved in Parliamentary Agency as this will enable me to directly participate and be at the heart of the legislation making process. Given that Sharpe Pritchard has a comparatively small trainee intake, I will be presented with high levels of responsibility and quality work. I will also work closely alongside experts in the public sector work, which will enable me to acquire relevant skills to become a successful solicitor. I will also receive an opportunity to interact with clients more than I would at other law firms. I am attracted by Sharpe Pritchard’s diverse client base ranging from local authorities to central government bodies as this will enable me to work with different clients and present me with new and exciting challenges, which will make my work environment exciting and highly stimulating.
I enjoy fitness and regularly practise [sport], go jogging and play football. I share my skills and passion for the sport by providing lessons to friends and people who have an interest in [sport]. I enjoy travelling because it allows me to meet new people and broaden my mind. In the past, I travelled to Turkey, Spain, [country], Czech Republic, Germany and other countries. This year, I am planning to visit Italy and Switzerland. I regularly take part in charitable runs and in the past, I helped to raise over four thousand pounds for the McMillan Cancer Support. I occasionally play [sport] and was selected to represent my university in the National [sport] Championships. I enjoy taking part in community initiatives and during one summer, I helped to refurbish a local church. My other interests include current affairs, reading, technology, social outings, motoring and photography. I enjoy mooting and at university, I attained a third place in the Clifford Chance Mooting Competition.
At university, as a dedicated member of the [environmental society], I helped to introduce and develop social responsibility initiatives. I had successfully organised and developed a scheme whereby all unused desktops in the library were turned off during the vacation breaks to help reduce the university’s carbon footprint. In my third year at university, I held the position of a law representative for the student-staff liaison committee and delivered constant improvements to the law school. As the President of the [university] Amateur [sport] Society, I organised training sessions, coordinated and managed executives, promoted the club to students and helped to attract outside investment to help the society grow. In my second year at University, I was the sports executive for the [language] Speaking Society and organised many exciting social and sporting initiatives such as football games, badminton competitions and jogging. I enjoy mooting and at university, I attained a third place in the Clifford Chance Mooting Competition.
I attained a third place for my sixth form in the European Debating Competition in [year]. In [year], I was awarded the [award]for academic excellence at GCSE and A-Levels. In [year], I received the [award] for outstanding performance in [sport] and in the same year, I won a gold medal for England in amateur [sport] in the [tournament name].