Summer Scheme Student at RPC

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London South East
Review Date
Less than £ 10,000

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

A really well-organised vacation scheme with a good balance of challenging department work, group projects and social activities to break up the two weeks.


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

I definitely felt valued and that I'd been given the opportunity to contribute something to the firm.


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

Lots! Grad recruitment were always on-hand to answer any questions, as were all those in our departments, especially our trainee buddies.


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

The opportunity to work in two different departments meant I was able to gain experience of two new areas of law. Working on a group project allowed us to develop team work skills and commercial awareness, alongside a deeper understanding of RPC.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very - a good range of activities were organised but with enough unstructured time to spend working in our departments.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Extremely friendly and enthusiastic


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

There were always opportunities to ask questions and to gain feedback to allow us to improve upon our performance during the placement, rather than just at the end of the 2 weeks.


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 scheme was invaluable in helping me to understand what it would be like to work at RPC and what I could expect from them as an employer, and what they expect from their employees.


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

Through being immersed in the firm and our departments, we gained a real insight into how RPC operates on a day-to-day basis.


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

It confirmed that I definitely want to pursue a career in law, particularly with a firm with such a culture and work environment as RPC.


Other Information

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

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

There were presentations from different departments, networking sessions and social activities. We were able to meet lots of people from our departments also.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There were structured networking activities and presentations to allow us to get to know the firm's work better. Social activities outside of the office with current and future trainees provided for a more relaxed and informal atmosphere to get to know the firm.


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

We were invited to get involved with the firm's activities outside of work, such as netball and football matches.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?