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Everyone at the firm was very welcoming and all of the activities and socials were very well organised and original.
I felt like everybody at the firm really made an effort to get to know me during my 2 weeks at RPC. I felt very valued because I had regular catch-ups and appraisals. I received many offers for lunch and coffee with other members of the firm, which pays homage to RPC's reputation as being an inclusive and non-hierarchical place to work.
There was a lot of informal guidance and everybody was very approachable if I needed to ask a question. There was also a thorough IT/research skills session at the start of the scheme and an interactive orientation exercise to help us find our way around the firm.
It was invaluable to be able to see how legal issues I had read about during my law degree affect cases in real life. RPC also allowed me to undertake a broad and varied range of tasks and this meant that I had a wider variety of experience.
The insight was meticulously and brilliantly structured. Although the scheme was only 2 weeks long, there were a large amount of social events and vocational events, which were both at the office and located elsewhere. Some of the locations we were taken to include Lloyds of London and ClueQuest!, an interactive escape game. The firm also organised for the students to take part in a social event which was unsupervised (they organised drinks at a nearby bar) and this showed that it was important to the firm that we got on well and were enjoying the scheme.
The open plan layout of the office meant that, while I was challenged in certain tasks, I never felt intimidated and everybody was incredibly approachable.
RPC has a very strong identity, as highlighted in its 'Manifesto'. It became very clear during the insight that the firm values down-to-earth and innovative applicants and employees.
The firm were very generous in that they provided us with an allowance for lunch each day.
There were opportunities for networking with individuals from a variety of career levels: Trainees, Associates and Partners.
The social events were very original and interactive. Having taken part in insight schemes where the only social events were held in the office, RPC's array of activities were a huge and welcome contrast.
RPC has a host of clubs and activities which we were encouraged to take part in while at the firm. For example, RPC Harmony and RPC sports teams are some of these activities.
Yes. I feel like this is a thoroughly enjoyable experience and you are given a level of responsibility at the firm while on the scheme which enables you to learn and develop.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
26th October 2016