CMS Academy Student at CMS

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Glasgow Scotland
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Business Management Legal/Law

8.7/10

About You
8.0
The Organisation
9.0
Everything Else

9.0

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I thoroughly enjoyed the insight. The week in London was great and I loved the opportunity to bond with so many people over a short period of time.

The workshops delivered were very insightful and not once did I feel bored. I particularly enjoyed the simulation exercise.

9/10

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

5/10

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

My main point of contact was the trainee in my team who was absolutely lovely and was always able to help me. The two people who were supervising me were both on holiday throughout my second week and I only really had face-to-face contact with them once whilst I was here. Nevertheless, the other members of my team were very helpful in guiding me through tasks - particularly those which were detailed.

9/10

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

I learned the importance of the business of law and this has changed my perspective of the law in general. I have also learned the value in prioritising clients.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The placement was 3 weeks long- with one week in London and two weeks in the regional offices. The week in London was incredibly structured and everything went to plan. Time was used well.

In the regional offices, naturally the level of structure would vary depending on the nature of the team you were placed in. I feel that there may have been a lack of coordination between what was happening in London and what was happening in the regional offices at times in terms of conference calls and training.

7/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was incredibly positive

9/10

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

I have never seen a firm invest so much money and time in future talent

10/10

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 two week placement was invaluable for this

10/10

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

Again, the two week placement was particularly useful for this as there was not much time spent in the offices in London with other lawyers

8/10

10. How valuable was the content 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?

Every night during the week in London as well as networking sessions throughout the working days

9/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

8/10

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

Football world cup

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

10/10