Vacation Scheme at CMS

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
Review Date
Less than £ 10,000


About You
The Organisation
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About You

Role Description

Vacation Scheme

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

On the whole very much so. I learnt a lot in the "Business of Law" week and the work during the internship was interesting and often relevant. The people at the firm are all very nice.


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

I was included in a lot of the social aspect of the firm and the lawyers sitting near me were very friendly and happy to answer questions that I had. I wouldn't say that I felt like part of the firm but that would be hard in only 2 weeks.


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

I could always ask for support if I wanted it.


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

I learnt a lot about skills required for being a lawyer but not much that carries across to university life.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Everyone was friendly and was glad to be there. But you can feel as if you're being constantly assessed.


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

It's very obvious they have put a lot of time, effort and resources into planning and delivering this internship. The first week in particular had events designed to benefit me as an individual and less as an assessment.


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 got to do a cross section of work from lots of different people. Although was very rarely busy with work and didn't work under pressure which will be inevitable in the firm.


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

Sitting in an open plan office with the lawyers makes it easy to get a sense of the firm's culture.


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

The work I actually did was interesting but often didn't have much, or any, work to do.


Other Information

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

Pay was higher than other internships I've done which, although was not a deciding factor in choosing to undertake the internship, was definitely appreciated.

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

Graduate Recruitment organised several events and there were events in each department throughout the two weeks.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Pretty standard.


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

I found out about what employees could do outside of work but not as much about how much time ws spent undertaking these.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Depends if they were interested in the firm.