Category Archives: Life at TCY

Finding A Traineeship: A (Brief) A-Z From A Trainee?s Perspective

December 18, 2019 | Ross O'Donnell |

find a traineeship

You have studied hard, attained your law degree and you are finally ready to be a Trainee Solicitor. Now, all that is left to do is to find a traineeship! But, how exactly do you do that? Importantly, the answer to this is not the same for everyone. For some, the answer is more straightforward … Read More >>

Modern Apprentice Opportunities

October 2, 2019 | angie |

Modern apprentice opportunities

At TC Young, we offer modern apprentice opportunities in all of our offices. We have worked with school leavers for a number of years (before it was called a modern apprenticeship) and it is a recruitment method that we feel offers excellent training for school leavers. It is also a relationship that we continue to … Read More >>

The Search For A Trainee – a view from the other side

April 14, 2019 | angie |

The search for a trainee

Trainee recruitment is a part of my job I really enjoy. I love meeting new people and trying to find someone that I think will bring an extra dimension, while assessing whether they will work well alongside the existing team. Our latest search for a trainee produced nearly 100 applicants. But of that 100, how … Read More >>

Top tips when completing a trainee application form

August 20, 2018 | angie |

As TC Young starts looking for another trainee, I thought some candidates may welcome some tips for completing a trainee application form before pushing the send button ? ?Your application form and covering email will create a first impression. ?As a wise man once said you don?t get a second chance to make a first … Read More >>

Why I would recommend a Modern Apprenticeship

June 30, 2016 | angie |

Trying to decide which career path to go down towards the end of my time at school was a difficult and somewhat daunting process, as is the case for a lot of school leavers. The decision lies between further education, such as college and university, or to go straight into the big bad world and … Read More >>

Life as a Modern Apprentice

May 18, 2016 | angie |

In February of this year I began my Modern Apprenticeship with TC Young in Edinburgh. I am an Admin Assistant within the Property Department and the tasks I carry out as a modern apprentice can differ day to day. Some of the duties are: Collecting mail in the morning as well as alternate evenings Doing … Read More >>

Life as a Trainee at TC Young

June 12, 2015 | Neil Matheson |

Life as a Trainee

I recently began my traineeship with TC Young. I have joined the busy court department and I am enjoying working as a trainee solicitor. Although I have only been at TC Young for a short time, I feel that I have learnt a lot already. TC Young offers a unique experience compared to other firms … Read More >>

Summer Placement at TC Young – a student’s perspective

July 25, 2012 | Guest |

As a student, it?s a relief to have some kind of formal work placement organised for the summer holidays. Something more interesting than stacking shelves, a chance to apply some knowledge you have learned from University, as well as being good for the CV. But what about the content of my placement at TC Young? … Read More >>