Student at Insight Scheme at Herbert Smith Freehills

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Northolt Greater London
Review Date


About You
The Organisation
Everything Else


About You

Role Description

An opportunity to inquire about the firm's workings.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Enjoyed the experience a lot. We had a very honest interpretation of the firm, which I really appreciated. The firm's workings were transparent and the trainees were honest- more than what we could have asked for.


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

Everyone was incredibly friendly and welcoming. We were only there for 2 days but the experience was very warm.


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

Grad Recruitment was always on hand if I had any inquiries and, in fact, I could ask any questions openly to the trainees too. They were very honest.


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

Talking to the TPR gave us great insight into the firms ethos and showed us a way on how to promote ourselves to further our future career. Grad rec again gave detailed information in regards to the application process and tips on how we can hone in our existing skills.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very organised, everything went according to schedule.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Very friendly. Could have maybe got to know the people on the scheme a little more but again only there for 2 days, so understandable.


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

Hotel room at the Hilton and drinks in the sky lounge. Very impressed.


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?

Explained the trainee process thoroughly but maybe could have talked about the road to partnership/ seniority in further detail.


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

Got a very good view about the firms ethos.


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

Gave me a clear idea that the solicitor route is for me.


Other Information

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

They reimbursed expenses.

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

Lots! got to talk to trainees; SA's and partners a like.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?



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

Via talking to the trainees.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Definitely! Would prove incredibly beneficial.