My week at RPC was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The department I was placed in were extremely welcoming and I was given all the support I needed throughout to ensure I understood the tasks I was set. I was invited to sit in on department meetings and client calls which allowed me to gain a good understanding of the type of work the firm are involved which turned out to be an extremely useful learning experience too. The week was capped off nicely when I was invited for drinks on Friday with a group of trainees. All in all an enormously beneficial experience.
The RPC vacation scheme gave a highly useful insight into life at the firm. I found the experience a true reflection of the realities of the legal profession and what working here would prove to be like. It was an enjoyable experience because HR had put a lot of time and effort into ensuring the scheme was as useful and well-planned as possible so that the students on the scheme really learned from their 2 weeks here.
Considerably. It was a very well planned two weeks, with the right balance between centrally organised events - presentations, q and a's, networking sessions - and time spent in departments getting exposure to day-to day life as a trainee/NQ. Everyone I met at RPC - from the trainees to the partners - seemed very invested in making the vac scheme as beneficial as possible for everyone involved. I never felt like I was an encumbrance, or being given stuff just to pass the time. I felt like I was constantly being challenged, and treated as a prospective trainee with the firm, which was a really good experience.
Really great vacation scheme. Staff at all levels made an effort to get us involved. The work was interesting and the socials were really enjoyable. 1.5 weeks in two different departments. A commercial group exercise and an interview at the end. Various networking and practice sessions spread over the two weeks.
Had a really good time getting involved in lots of different workshops and activities off the floors. The work I was set in the office was also mostly very intriguing. Everyone made the two weeks a really enjoyable experience, at no point did I feel uncomfortable.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I turned up on Day One but the two weeks proved to be exceptionally enjoyable, hitting the right balance between networking, training sessions and substantive work. Questions were encouraged, and there were plenty of opportunities to get involved and discover more about the firm.
I very much enjoyed my week of work experience with Reynolds Porter Chamberlain. My time there gave me a real insight into the firm. Sitting in General Liability and Medical under the impressive Dorothy Flower, there was much to learn. I particularly liked the people working at RPC – from trainees to partners they went out of their way to ensure my time there was pleasant and productive.
- The Vacation Scheme offered by RPC gives a genuine, valuable insight into how the firm operates and the type of lawyer who can succeed at the firm. - Throughout the scheme the firm looked to include all participants in a variety of areas of law, and also demonstrated the life outside the firm with social events organised throughout the scheme.