Summer Student at RPC

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Legal/Law

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8.5/10

About You
8.5
The Organisation
8.7
Everything Else

8.2

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

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.

8/10

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

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!

9/10

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

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.

8/10

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

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.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

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.

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

I have never experienced a work place so collegiate and friendly, a real testament to the atmosphere the firm wish to propagate.

10/10

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

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.

6/10

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 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.

10/10

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

The culture is perhaps the most evident thing at RPC, with a huge focus on personability and client focus.

9/10

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

It broadened my horizons in that it introduced me to sectors of work which I previously had not known much about

8/10

Other Information

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

£300 a week

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

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.

9/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

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.

8/10

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

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.

7/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

100% yes

9/10

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