Vacation Schemer at CMS

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Bristol South West
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Commercial Law

8.4/10

About You
8.2
The Organisation
8.2
Everything Else

9.0

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I very much enjoyed my placement. Whilst I was nervous at what to expect before starting, the team quickly made me feel at home and the other vacation schemers were supportive.

8/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

8/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

All those who gave me work were grateful upon completion and thanked me for my efforts.

8/10

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

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The provision of the 'Bibles' meant the scheme was very well structured and everything ran to time, even with adjustments.

8/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Friendly, collegiate, high performance

8/10

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

We were given a number of talks on practice areas as well as general firm talks. We also received a presentation skills workshop which assisted when preparing for the group presentation.

8/10

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

I was treated as a 'proper' worker from the moment I arrived.

8/10

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

The only way to understand company culture is to experience it. My time at CMS has certainly allowed me to fully do this.

8/10

10. How valuable was the content of the day in helping you to decide on your future career path?

Following my vacation scheme I am even more committed to pursuing a career as a commercial solicitor.

9/10

Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?


12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

The office is open-plan so everyday presents the opportunity to network.

8/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Very good!

10/10

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Yes

8/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Definitely

10/10