Trowers & Hamlins Interview Process
The application and interview process at Trowers & Hamlins consists of the following:
- Online application
- Online psychometric profiling exercise
- Online aptitude test
- Verbal reasoning test
- Partner interview
- Professional conduct question
- Final partner interview
Verbal reasoning test
The verbal reasoning test at Trowers & Hamlins is a mixture of short maths and verbal reasoning questions. This is slightly different to the tests other firms usually set, which generally ask candidates to decide if something is 'true', 'false' or if it is 'impossible to tell'. Instead, each question is followed by several potential answers, and candidates must decide which one to choose.
The training contract interview will be conducted by either a partner and a member of the HR team or two partners. At the end of the interview candidates will be asked a professional conduct question.
Professional Conduct Question
Candidates are given a scenario which requires them to deal with an imaginary major client as part of the professional conduct question.
The question will ask candidates to imagine that they are the only person working late one night at the firm, when a major client company calls. This client will threaten to take their business elsewhere, unless you do something which you believe may be illegal (such as to shred documents).
It will be up to candidates to decide whether or not to risk losing the client for the firm, by not agreeing to do what they are asking, or to agree to the clients demands, even though they may be illegal.
At the end of the interview there will be an opportunity to meet one of the firm's graduate trainees, who will take you on a tour of the firm.