Usual clerkship process - no psychological testing.
Clerkship applications used an online portal with a questionnaire on background, qualifications, experience and a few short answer questions on the firm and legal profession. Applications also required a CV and cover letter. There were 2 face-to-face interviews that involved a discussion (there were no pre-prepared HR-type questions) interspersed with 2 networking sessions.
The process was quite rigorous with lots of rounds to go through however the interviewers were really easy to talk to and down to earth.
Written application followed by 2 rounds of interviews and cocktail nights.
Standard interview process as a clerk with a lengthy application, and interview. There was also a diversity questionnaire which I don't think other law firms utilise at the moment. I am not sure how much weight the firm puts on the results on this questionnaire but I do think that we are quite a diverse graduate group.
Very straightforward and relatively simple. I knew what they were after and felt comfortable and supported the whole way through.
There was a written application, online assessments and two face to face interviews.
I was recruited through the clerkship process. During this process, I had to submit an application and my CV, complete an online personality/logic assessment test, attend a networking evening and interview. I was offered a job based off of the clerkship.
Clerkship and graduate positions processes are obviously very involved and drawn out, but Allens did the best of any firm I had experience with.
My clerkship interview was very friendly and relaxed. It was a nice chat. There were no formal assessments (from memory) but I do remember doing a 'RARE Assessment' that the firm used to determine diversity and disadvantage.
An intense experience but overall worthwhile, and understandably thorough
Graduates are required to complete a clerkship in order to qualify for a graduate position. An interview is required to obtain a clerkship but not for a graduate role.