Future Solicitor Advisory Service (FSAS) provides dedicated advice to help you to find a training contract.
Our legal experts are trained to guide you through the process of finding employment both within the legal profession and in the public and commercial sectors of the economy. You can start using the service as soon as you accept your place on the Solicitors' Practice Programme (SPP) at The City Law School.
When you start your SPP you will receive a booklet, which provides you with information to help you:
- Develop your CV
- Covering letters
- Training contract applications
If you need one-to-one advice, you can make an individual appointment throughout the year with the service. Our FSAS advisors are there to help you prepare for interviews, assessment days or presentations.
FSAS regularly keep SPP students informed about the latest developments in legal recruitment. Our FSAS advisors liaise with law firms on a regular basis and we are constantly on the lookout for any advertised training contract, paralegal or similar vacancies that you might miss during a very busy SPP year.
You can book a 30 minute appointment with a member of the FSAS team to discuss your career. Once you have booked your appointment you need to email your CV and/or application form to your FSAS advisor at least 3 days prior to your appointment.
Provision can also be made for you to have mock interviews (at short notice, if necessary) and two members of the FSAS team will act the role of interviewers.
The FSAS team are Samantha MacNamara, FSAS Coordinator and a team of advisors from the SPP teaching team. The FSAS team has extensive experience of different types of legal practice and of legal recruitment procedures.
During Induction, you will be provided with information about FSAS and Careers guidance at City. You will also have one-to-one appointments with your Academic Advisor throughout the SPP, at which you can discuss future career plans.
Various careers events take place throughout the year, including the City, University of London Law Fair, Volunteering Fair and the Pro-Bono Fair.
Centre for Career Skills and Development
You can gain wider careers guidance at City, University of London's Centre for Career and Skills Development. The centre offers careers guidance on a one-to-one basis by prior appointment and delivers a series of seminars for law students on CV and cover letter writing, applications and interview skills.