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Grow your own way series
Growing your career with Chapman Tripp

02 March 2020

We believe that our people’s unique experiences, different perspectives and paths they have taken with Chapman Tripp, make us the leading law firm that we are today. Our ‘Grow Your Own Way’ campaign is about the work experience and foundational support that we provide at Chapman Tripp and is the base for our people to create their own journey during their time in the firm. We not only provide market leading work, we also ensure that you will be involved in real legal work for real clients from day one. With a supportive and welcoming culture, we have a strong focus on the wellbeing of our people. What you put in, in partnership with what we provide, is what you’ll get out of your time here with us! 

In this podcast series we sit down with some key people involved in our 2020 Graduate Recruitment campaign to share the ins and outs of the graduate recruitment process, tips and tricks to succeed in the interviews, and insights into what makes a successful candidate. 

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