What kind of questions were you asked in your interview?
My interview consisted of an assessment day where you undertook a variety of tasks including a formal interview. The questions in the interview were about my experience, my knowledge of current events and my extracurricular skills.Second year traineeHelpful?
I took part in the vacation scheme within which I had the assessments spread out but I had to undergo psychometric tests, a role play assessment, a skills assessment and interview.First year traineeHelpful?
Group exercise in which we had to put together a pitch to a prospective client, mock client interview, psychometric and critical thinking tests, hour long interview with partner and associate, networking session. I was absolutely done in by the end of the day. Interview consisted of mainly the usual type of questions but with a curved ball thrown in where I was asked to give my views on a completely random subject and then to justify them (whether or not a new cancer treatment drug should be made available to all on the NHS and why). Tough day.Second year traineeHelpful?
Why do you want to work at Bond Pearce? Why do you want to be a solicitor? Plus wider questioning in terms of commercial awareness.First year traineeHelpful?
After submitting my application from, I was invited to an assessment day. The day comprised of a group task, role play, one on one interview and psychometric tests. It was a long day and quite intense but it was no worse than assessments I had attended in other firms.Second year traineeHelpful?
Application form and then assessment day. Day consisted of group tasks, role play, psychometric testing and a one on one interview. The process is fair and allows for a number of factors to be considered but as with every firm there is a 'Bond Pearce fit' but I do think Bond Pearce get more well rounded trainees with good commercial knowledge.Second year traineeHelpful?
I attended a one week vacation scheme with assessments spread out over the week, including a mock interview, psychometric tests and a formal interview, which was based loosely around my application form, but the interview flowed quite naturally.Second year traineeHelpful?
I was hired through the firm's summer vacation scheme. I was assessed throughout the two weeks, whilst also undergoing formal assessments including a role play, interview and psychometric tests.First year traineeHelpful?
A range of practical exercises and a traditional interview.First year traineeHelpful?
My interviews and assessments were part of a package on the vac scheme. The assessed interview was with one partner and one senior associate and involved mainly talking through my CV, application form and my general interests and hobbies. I was given freedom to talk about myself.Second year traineeHelpful?
The firm’s recruitment process either takes the form of a two-week long vacation scheme, with assessment over the scheme, or a formal assessment centre day. There is therefore generally only one round of interviews. I had my interview with a partner and somebody from HR. The interview was relatively relaxed and, although there were obviously questions that they were expected to ask, it was allowed to progress naturally depending upon my answers. The questions asked varied from interests and hobbies, current affairs and areas of law/other subjects studied.Trainee, BristolHelpful?
The recruitment process consisted of an assessment day which included a group exercise, role play, and an interview. I had an interview with a senior associate and an HR representative. The format of the interview was relatively relaxed, and included various questions relating to business awareness and commercial acumen. The assessment day was very enjoyable and there was a real sense of investment by the firm. They had a lot of assessors present, from associates through to partners, and I felt the firm was really trying to get the best out of the participants. Questions at the interview included talking about something in the news at present which had caught my eye, what I thought the role of a solicitor entailed, and what I thought the most important qualities of a solicitor were.Trainee, BristolHelpful?
Following the initial application, I was invited to attend an assessment day which was a full day of testing and role play assessments. It was a difficult and tiring day, but well worth it.Trainee, SouthamptonHelpful?
I had previously worked for the firm as a paralegal, but still had to attend a two-week vacation scheme in another office. I had a structured interview with a partner and a senior associate. I was asked about my skills and about the firm.Trainee, LondonHelpful?
An assessment day consisting of an interview, role play and various tests. It seemed pretty tough to me.Trainee, BristolHelpful?