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Rating

4.2/5
  • About You
    4.4
  • The Company
    4.3
  • Everything Else
    4.1

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Really great vacation scheme. Staff at all levels made an effort to get us involved. The work was interesting and the socials were really enjoyable. 1.5 weeks in two different departments. A commercial group exercise and an interview at the end. Various networking and practice sessions spread over the two weeks.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • A lot of effort was made to ensure that we got to talk to people from different departments and at different seniorities. Partners were happy to talk to you despite how busy they clearly were. There were some great supervisors who put a lot of effort into assigning you interesting and relevant work.

    5/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • We had a trainee buddy and a supervisor in each of our two different departments. We received feedback at the end of each 'seat'. There were always people nearby who you could ask for help.

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • It was a great insight into how the firm worked on a departmental level.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • It was well structured. There was a good balance of time on the floors, attending talks and at socials.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • The atmosphere was really good. The group got on really well and they are people who I would genuinely choose to spend time with on a social basis.

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The main aspect here was probably helping us to understand more about the two different departments we were placed in.

    4/5

  • 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?
  • We were treated like first seat trainees, which I know doesn't happen on a lot of vacation schemes.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • My enjoyment of the firm's culture on the vacation scheme was a key factor in my decision to accept an offer.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • Probably as helpful as it could have been unless we spent longer at the firm. It was helpful to be involved in real work.

    4/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • £300 per week


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • Yes, almost every day. The socials were well-attended.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • Trainees organised these and attended these, so there was a good variety. The firm also paid for the vac schemers to go out 'alone' ie without firm representatives on the first Friday. This was a great way to get to know the others when they weren't worried about being assessed.

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • There were some activities like the choir, darts, trainee blog, ski trip etc. They could probably still improve their offering in this regard.

    3/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Yes, definitely.

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

Central London and City

26th October 2016


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