Dan, Training Partner

Tips for applying and making your application stand out 

Your application form is your first chance to demonstrate your skills to us. We want to know why you want to work for Wilkins Kennedy and why we should offer you a training role. You need to effectively showcase yourself on your application, as this is the initial way we judge whether to progress your application to the next stage.

We receive many application forms so it is vital that you make a positive impact and make your application stand out. It’s important not to rush when completing the application form.  Spend some time reading over your application to make sure you are answering the questions asked. We often see answers to the questions you want the form to ask. It’s also important to double check for any spelling and grammar mistakes, even with a spell-checker on your computer the wrong words can be used and therefore result in easy to correct mistakes. Although the application form may look overwhelming do not put it off and try to set time aside to ensure you are not distracted.

You can seek advice on completing an application from many sources including the firm’s website and LinkedIn pages, careers service web pages and your career support centres at school or university. They will be able to help you complete and review your application form.

Try to find out as much as you can about the firm including our services, vision, achievements and even some of our clients, since this helps you to get to know the firm and show you are interested in working here.

As an employer we are seeking well rounded individuals with a diverse range of backgrounds and experience. It is important to have good university and school grades, but they are not the only requirement we consider. We also look at your strengths, personality and potential, and often this is what will help you stand out from other candidates.

There are qualities that all employers seek when searching for the right candidate. These include communication skills, integrity, taking responsibility and the ability to work in a team. Employers are also interested in learning what kind of person you are and whether you will fit into their culture. Our business is based on the people who work here, so we want to know why you are a good fit.