The Insight was very enjoyable on the whole, offering a large amount of diverse activities in which you could get involved. At times the seats were rather quiet which meant there was not a huge amount of work but there was most often a good amount to be getting on with.
Very much so - A wide range of trainees, Associates and Partners were willing to make time for you and chat both colloquially and professionally, with many open to going for coffee. In fact, I have never been taken for coffee so much in my life!
Both the graduate recruitment and the supervising team (associate and trainee buddy) made sure to give a wide amount of support and guidance, whether it be on the work you have been tasked with or just general inquiries.
I believe the scheme will help me very much, with a lot of key skills needed to work in commercial law developed. The feedback given to each task was very well detailed which meant that you were able to learn for the future, whilst soft skills were developed through the wide array of social events.
The insight was very well structured on the whole, with no time wasted whatsoever and each workshop containing very pertinent information. The only suggestion I would make is to organise it all via Microsoft outlook calendar, so that all times would be reminded on the students computers.
I have never experienced a work place so collegiate and friendly, a real testament to the atmosphere the firm wish to propagate.
They required you to fill out detailed end of seat feedback review sheets which enabled you to learn what areas you needed to develop. However, there were no independent workshops designed to further your training.
The firm honestly helped you feel as if you were a trainee for the two weeks, meaning I gained a great insight into what it would be like to work full time for the company.
The culture is perhaps the most evident thing at RPC, with a huge focus on personability and client focus.
It broadened my horizons in that it introduced me to sectors of work which I previously had not known much about
£300 a week
They organised multiple networking sessions with various departments as well as a networking lunch with a large amount of attendees. Trainees were given more time to network with the vacation scheme students with dinners and drinks.
We were given a cocktail making class which was attended by summer students and trainees, with a dinner in the second week with the same group. On the first Friday drinks were provided just for the vacation scheme students. Graduate recruitment did not attend any event, which truly gave the feel that they were allowing you to immerse yourself within the firm.
The trainees gave a great insight into the different sporting activities, charity initiatives and support groups available as well as elaborating on the trainee business blog.