Vacation Scheme at Herbert Smith Freehills
I really enjoyed my vacation scheme. I had amazing supervisors and trainee buddies who made me feel part of the team and allowed me to do really great work. I also had the opportunity to speak to other Associates who were working in teams that interested me so I gained an insight into what they did too.
I felt highly valued. Even the way my supervisors gave me constructive criticism encouraged me, and made me want to do better.
I had a variety of support networks during the vacation scheme. My fellow vacation schemers were lovely so we had our own WhatsApp group, I also had great trainee buddies and supervisors who were always willing to help.
I do a non-law degree, but the skill of attention to detail and, though it sounds trivial, knowing how to format professional emails, will stay with me!
Very well structured. We had a booklet that informed us about the outline of the three week vacation scheme. We were also well-informed in advance of any room changes. The grad recruitment of HSF are definitely well-organised!
Very friendly, warm, professional - but also filled with very intelligent, capable people. Great atmosphere.
We had presentations from every department at the firm, which was great.
Working in two different departments for three weeks gave me a great insight of what it is like to not just be a Trainee at the firm, but also how being a trainee differs from being an Associate or a Partner at the firm.
Very useful. I spent a lot of time working with the lawyers at the firm so it gave me a great insight into the culture of the firm.
I already knew that I wanted to be a lawyer, I guess it informed me that I might really want to be a Disputes lawyer now.
Yes, multiple. The best thing is that partners were at every event. You can see they really care about investing into the future of the firm.
They were nice. Mostly centred around drinks though - but non-alcoholic drinks always provided. Really liked the event we had where we went bowling.
Yes, They have a lot of sports networks and social groups. We even had an event that was like a Fresher's Fair
Yes - definitely!
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Legal/Law
Central London and City
7th July 2017
Less than £ 10,000