CMS Academy Intern at CMS

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Sheffield Yorkshire and Humberside
Review Date
Less than £ 10,000


About You
The Organisation
Everything Else


About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The work was varied & the people were really fun and welcoming.
I valued the variety of having the first week of activities and then the second two weeks of seeing how the firm really works, also that they were in different locations.


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

Given real work which actually benefitted the firm and they made this known.
Thanked me for all the work I did.


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

All the support I could have needed, I had.


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

Very valuable skills about practical work, succeeding in the industry and good life lessons.
Work could have challenged me a bit more.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Structure was good - kept it exciting over the three weeks.
Although the talks with other offices were valuable in keeping things varied during the second week, they were unnecessarily long and I missed out on other more insightful meetings I could have been going to.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Really fun, happy and supportive!


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



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 weeks allowed us to see what the firm was really about, different people's work and their opinions on the working life at CMS.


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


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

It confirmed that I wanted to do law 100%.


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?

CMS could have been more active in networking with other employees within the office.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The first week could have been improved e.g. maybe organising us chairs to sit on while we ate lunch/dinner and had drinks.
Could have been more effort for informal drinks between all candidates.


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

Yes - found out about one sport team and even played a game with them!


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?