Rating

4.8/5
  • About You
    4.6
  • The Company
    5.0
  • Everything Else
    4.6

Role Description

Vacation scheme in the Liverpool office

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • The vacation scheme was a really good way to get to know the firm. I enjoyed the open day but when I began the vacation scheme I was still a bit sceptic as to the culture of the firm but this was quickly amended. All the staff, whether they are partners, associate, catering and recruitment are really friendly and approachable. I was able to gain an insight into areas of law I had not considered before and was able to work on client matters.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • Although I felt valued as an individual, I do feel that sometimes the Liverpool office was left out or left until the end.

    5/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • I got as much guidance as I asked for. Although thind were explained well, if I was unsure on anything I would ask for clarification and everyone I asked seemed to support this.

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Studying the legal practice course gave me an insight into the corporate seat I had in my final week so that was useful as I had studied mergers and acquisitions as well as company law on my LLB.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • The structure was really good. The first week in London allowed us all to meet the other students and interact with them. This will be really useful when training as we will know people in other offices.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • The atmosphere was really nice. Everyone was really friendly and supportive. Although there were a lot of nerves on the final day, everyone was really supportive.

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • A lot of time, effort and moneybwas clearly invested in us. Paying for our travel and giving us nightly allowances for food whilst in London as well as all the food they supplied whilst in the office.

    5/5

  • 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?
  • It gave me a really good view of the types of work and how work is carried out. It's the best way to identify the life in a firm.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • Being able to see first hand the culture was really good as it has helped me to make decisions about my future. The culture is one that aims to help people whilst giving responsibility as well.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • Most of the content was appropriate however there were some sessions where we were required to get to know ourselves more which I didn't find as helpful but perhaps this was good for those who had not done law before.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • We were paid as well as reimbursed for expenses


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • The induction week was the perfect way to network with other students and people working in the London office.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • We were able to network between the students in different offices as well as with London partners as we have a meal in a lovely restaurant with them. The Liverpool and Manchester office were also invited to a summer party so not only could we catch up with the students in the other office but we could speak to lawyers from the other office too.

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • There was a mention of a choir but not a lot was told to us other than groups for LGBT.

    4/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Definitely! Not only is it good experience for yourself in terms of your cv but getting to make new friends was a bonus as well.

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

18th July 2017


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