The graduate recruitment team worked really hard to run a full and exciting internship. There were quite a few socials and the talks were dispersed throughout the three weeks so that they weren't jammed into the very beginning. We also had one of the best introductory days I've ever had at a firm, we had to essentially play a board game as an ice breaker. No health and safety videos in sight!
I enjoyed the vacation scheme and spending time with people on the scheme. However, some of the scheme felt rather contrived with supervisors keen to go to coffee on a daily basis to catch up. It was enjoyable but not necessarily as realistic as other schemes have been.
Everyone was really friendly and helpful. The work that the vacation scheme students were given was both challenging and interesting. All the students got on really well and the events that were put on by the Graduate Recruitment Team helped everyone settle in really well.
The best thing about my vacation scheme was that it made me finally understand what I wanted to do once I finish university. The people at HL were fantastic - both the employees and the other vac schemers. The atmosphere was great: I was happy to come into work every morning.