Yianni’s Future Trainee Programme2018-12-04T12:32:03+00:00

Yianni’s Future Trainee Programme (YFTP)

Yianni’s Future Trainee Programme (YFTP) was created by Yianni Hadjigeorgiou during the academic year 2015-16. The programme helps fellow students learn more about a career as a commercial solicitor, as well as helping students secure a training contract with a leading commercial law firm. it also provides a great volunteering opportunity to continue Yianni’s legacy.

What is YFTP?

In pursuit of its aims, YFTP offers the following support avenues:

  • The option to complete the DLA Piper Commercial Awareness Report
  • The opportunity to have a future or current trainee commercial solicitor as your mentor
  • A dedicated Facebook group where you will find a questions & answers forum for any commercial law careers questions you might have; regular updates about important commercial law events at the School of Law and University; regular updates about opportunities with law firms, as well as opening/closing dates for these; and any further support you may need!

How can YFTP  help me?

YFTP offers guidance with 8 key areas you can focus on for training contract success:

Academic Success

The first component aims to help you with your academic endeavours by providing:

  • An Academic Success Introduction document

  • An Exams Guidance Document

  • A Coursework Guidance document

Commercial Law

To support with this area, resources provided include:

  • A Commercial Law guidance document

  • A trainee commercial solicitor timeline

  • A Law Firms Links document

Commercial Awareness

To support your development of commercial acumen, the FTP offers:

  • A Commercial Awareness guidance document

Vacation Schemes

To support your development of commercial acumen, the FTP offers:

  • A vacation scheme guidance document


Networking enables you to gain further insight into a legal career. The FTP provides:

  • A networking guidance document


Support for this area is provided in the form of:

  • An applications guidance document


To help with your interview preparation, resources include:

  • An interviews guidance document

Assessment Centres

To help with your assessment centre preparation, resources include:

  • An assessment centre guidance documents