I really enjoyed it. The people there are extremely friendly and are eager to give you work. The firm is growing and there is lots going on giving it an exciting vibe around the office. HR also picked a good group of people to participate on the scheme and we all got along very well.
The two-week placement was professionally planned, and by far the best I have experienced, as it incorporated a good balance of firm presentations, group projects, time allocated to working in different departments, and numerous social events. From the first day I felt at home and a valued member of the firm.
Positives: Business project offers a genuinely interesting challenge in working with fellow vac schemers, culminating in a pitch to a board made up of senior management. Negatives: Being given mundane tasks such as photocopying and being placed in departments that seemed to have very little work.
Overall I enjoyed the placement a lot. There was a good balance between challenging departmental work, other opportunities such as going on court runs, and social events with the trainees. We were pushed quite hard, but I wouldn't have had it any other way.