Vacation Scheme Student at CMS

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Edinburgh Scotland
Review Date
Less than £ 10,000
Commercial Law


About You
The Organisation
Everything Else


About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was a fantastic experience. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I felt very welcome in my team. I got a great insight into the world of a commercial lawyer.


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

I felt very valued during my time. People were grateful when I did work for them and most of my work felt meaningful. Only on rare occasions did I have the feeling I was given work for the sake of it.


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

Everybody from the partners to the trainees were very supportive, both in leading up to and during my internship.


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

The skills I have learned here will help me in the future, be that in a law firm or anywhere else.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

It was very well structured. I always knew what I had to do and I had long as well as short term goals. At the same time there was enough flexibility to allow for choices to be made.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmposhere was fantastic. Everyone was approachable, friendly and helpful.


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

We had an entire week in London, inlcuding free accomodation, where we were able to talk to industry leaders, clients and members of the firm. We had pannel discussions, simulations and other exiciting group tasks. I never expected a firm to invest this much in future talent.


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?

I know have a very good idea about the life of a trainee. Importantly they showed me both the exiciting, but also the more dull aspects of the job. Something that I find very important.


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

I feel I know have an excellent grasp of the company culture.


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

I know have a good idea whether I want to become a commercial lawyer, or not


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?

There were good oppurtunities to network. More in the first week than in the latter two.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The socials were great and a lot of gun.


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

I learned about some of the activities.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Definitely, I would say it is the best vacation scheme available.