Application Process

Stage 1 - Application Form and Typing Speed Test

If you meet all of the criteria above, please download and complete the application form by clicking HERE.

In order to ascertain your typing speed, please click on the link below and you will be redirected to an online typing speed test powered by Please select the 2 minute typing test - you can choose whichever subject you prefer. Once you have completed the test, please take a screenshot of your test results and paste into a Word document.

Save the Word document as "Typing Speed Test - [your name] [date]" (e.g. Typing Speed Test - Joe Bloggs 310217).

Typing Speed Test - click HERE

Once you have completed the steps detailed above, please email the documents listed below to us:-

- Your completed application form.
- The Word document containing the results of our typing speed test.
- Your CV.

These documents should be emailed to us at, adding the words "Stage 1 Application" to the subject line of your email.
Stage 2 - Skills

Stage 2 consists of a short grammar and punctuation test, together with the transcription of two small audio files, in order to assess your typing skills.

If you are successful in stage 1, you will receive an email from us inviting you to undertake stage 2 of the application process. The email will contain instructions, relevant documents and the sound files for transcription.

Once completed, these documents should be emailed to us:-, adding the words "Stage 2 Application" to the subject line of your email.
Stage 3 - Outcome

If your application is successful, we will contact you by email.

Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applicants in a timely manner, unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive, we may not always be able to do so. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 30 days of submission of your stage 2 tests, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Any information you provide to us will only be used in relation to your application to receive work from SW Legal Transcription and will be held strictly in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

If your application is unsuccessful, all personal information supplied to us will be destroyed/deleted in accordance with our Privacy Policy, unless otherwise requested by you in writing.
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