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Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

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13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

By Fraser Vandal

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

By Stephen Gamba

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

By Robert Scott-Dempster

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Gillespie Macandrew announced as Great Glen 2024 sponsor

By Lois Newton

Gillespie Macandrew is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2024.

Traineeships: Tips for your application form

Published: 03 December 2020
Time to read: 2 mins

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• Make your application clear and simple to read. We don’t want to guess your story – tell us!
• We want to know WHY you wish to work for Gillespie Macandrew – do your research.
• Please don’t copy and paste the same information to every firm, tailor your application to us.
• An obvious but surprisingly common pitfall – proof read your application for spelling mistakes! Can a family member or friend assist?
• Include your exam results in full. You may be asked for proof of qualifications later.
• We want to know of any relevant work experience and how your skills may be transferable to a law firm. A term time job in customer service may have taught you more valuable communication skills than one week of work experience in an office.
• If you do not have any work experience, don’t worry. Include details of any clubs, societies, volunteering experiences or personal pursuits that may reflect your unique skill set.
• Be self-aware and know your own strengths and weaknesses. Try an online personality self-assessment, this may be valuable when it comes to the interview process.
• Be open to exploring different areas of law. Legal work in practice can be very different to what you learn in your studies.
• Use the resources of your college or university Careers Service. They can provide invaluable support at this time.

If you have any questions regarding traineeships, please email to: traineerecruitment@gillespiemacandrew.co.uk

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