Vacation Scheme Student at Linklaters

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Aerospace/Aviation Agriculture Computer and Systems Engineering Energy Environmental Information Technology Internet/e-Commerce/New Media Legal/Law Manufacturing Pharmaceutical Purchasing and Supply Telecommunications Utilities

8.3/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Drafting, proof reading, preparing documents for a signing, marking up documents and making amendments, attending meetings, attending presentations and doing workshops

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

The vacation scheme was amazing, but if you actually make it as a trainee the hours are always goign to stop it being the best job ever

8/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Everyone included me as if I was already part of the team

9/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

One of my supervisors was exceptionally inclusive and openly valued my presence, the other supervisor was still really interested in what I could get involved with but less so

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Always had something to do but was never too rushed for a long lunch/ gym/ manicure/ coffee break

10/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I got a surprising level of responsability working on a closing a deal with only one other trainee and one partner

9/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I was surprised at how much the practical focus I have learned helped me in how I am going to approach my revision next year

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Its an office, but there was a bit of banter

7/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

They looked after us and organised the training sessions and socials seamlessly

10/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

We got presentations on nearly all of the departments, detailed and personal appraisals and loads of advice for interviews

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I want the job with them

10/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

The majority of socials were definitely not being babysat by hr

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Its central london...pretty expensive

3/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Its central london...pretty lively

10/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

The sports clubs are really active and I played quite a few matches during my itnernship for the firm

8/10

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