Vac Scheme at CMS

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Legal/Law

9.6/10

About You
9.5
The Organisation
9.5
Everything Else

10.0

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I enjoyed my placement very much. It was a great learning experience and allowed me to get a more rounded view of CMS and its culture. Highly recommended it.

10/10

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

Everyone was vey helpful and appreciated the work I was doing. My supervisor provided me with a regular feedback as well.

9/10

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

My trainee buddy was always ready to answer any questions I might have. Even trainees, associates and partners from other teams asked me whether I am enjoying it and provided guidance on the firm and basic every day stuff such as where to go for nice coffee or lunch.

10/10

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

I have learnt a lot for these two weeks. I have build up on my commercial awareness, my presentation skills and my people skills. I was lucky enough to go to a client event where I spoke to clients and associates from CMS IP department. This helped me to strengthen my ability to communicate with people and also developed my understanding about ongoing issues in the technology sector.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured - there was a good balance between social events, presentations and work.

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

CMS is a very social firm. People I genuinely friendly and ready to chat about the firm.

10/10

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

I went to two different training events while on the vac scheme. The firm really places a lot of emphasis on training and development.

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?

The experience was very helpful indeed. Now, I have a clearer understanding of what commercial legal work entails. Also, know a lot more about what type of work do trainees undertake.

10/10

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

The insight is very helpful in terms of understanding the CMS culture and the firm's values.

10/10

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

10/10

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?

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

3 events

10/10

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

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

10/10