Rating

9.8/10

273 reviews

  • About You
    10.0
  • The Organisation
    9.5
  • Everything Else
    10.0
  1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  2. I absolutely loved my time at HSF, everyone was extremely friendly and patient. I found the work I was given extremely interesting and generally had an excellent experience.

    10/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  4. The vast majority of work I was given was real work that was of value to my supervisors. To that extent I felt like I was making a real contribution to the firm.

    10/10

  5. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  6. I received an excellent level of value and support. Both of my trainee buddies were always on hand for any question I had and took the time to explain everything to me in great detail to make sure I understood it all.

    10/10

  7. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  8. The research tasks I was given really built upon the skills I use every day in my law degree. The insight from graduate recruitment about what they look for in potential employees and the learning and development session will absolutely stand me in good stead for the future.

    10/10

  9. How well structured was the insight?
  10. My vacation scheme was very well structured. We had presentations from different departments almost every day and the right amount of social events after work as well. I think I had a good balance of working at my desk and attending events and presentations.

    10/10

  11. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  12. the atmosphere was great. I got on well with both of my supervisors and everyone was really lovely at all times.

    10/10

  13. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  14. We had an induction and IT training on the first day which was extremely useful in getting to know the HSF IT system and the style and formatting most commonly used for written documents. We had a dedicated learning and development session to teach us valuable skills such as giving a good first impression and developing our attention to detail.

    9/10

  15. 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?
  16. I was treated like an employee, I didn't feel that anyone was putting on a 'front' to try and impress me. I felt like the firm was somewhere I would be happy to work for the foreseeable future.

    9/10

  17. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  18. I got a good understanding of the company culture. Both of my supervisors were senior associates but I did not get the impression there was a hierarchy between roles and everyone treated each other the same and I felt like an integral part of the team.

    9/10

  19. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  20. My vacation scheme confirmed to me that this is definitely what I want to do for the rest of my life and I have made the right career path choice.

    10/10

  21. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  22. We were paid a competitive London salary but had to source our own travel and accommodation.


  23. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  24. Yes, there were trainee and partner representatives at all social events and a dedicated partner drinks event where we could network with the partners at the firm.

    10/10

  25. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  26. Great - on the first evening we had a dinner which just the vacation scheme students attended. This was great to get to know people better in a less formal setting. We also went bowling which trainees and graduate recruitment also came to. Then we had 3 further drinks and networking events, 2 at the firm and one at a rooftop bar nearby.

    10/10

  27. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  28. Yes - there was a session dedicated to the different social networks the firm has to offer including, female lawyers network, multicultural network, sports and social committee, disability network and LGBT network. We also had a presentation dedicated to pro-bono work and were given our own pro-bono related project to work on during the scheme.

    10/10

  29. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  30. Absolutely - I loved my time at HSF and would highly recommend them as a frim.

    10/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

Central London and City

7th July 2017

£20,000 - £21,999


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