Springboard Programme at Clifford Chance

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Greater London
Review Date
Less than £ 10,000
Auditing/Tax Banking/Finance Commercial Law Corporate Law Legal/Law

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I had an amazing week, it was absolutely packed full of really interesting talks and activities and we even got taken to Paris! The socials were equally amazing and I made some great friends.


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

Very valued, especially when in the practice areas on the Friday - I felt as though everyone really wanted to listen to what I had to say and that was a really nice feeling.


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

So much amazing guidance and support, from such a range of people: trainees, graduate recruitment, other business services, qualified lawyers and even some partners.


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

I can honestly say I will remember all of the advice given for the rest of my life, no matter which job I end up in.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Incredible, it had clearly taken a lot of planning and everything fit together so well. It was jam packed and our time was certainly used well.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Really lovely, the staff at the firm and the other Springboarders were just great and it made for a great week with lots of jokes and laughs.


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

So much time and resources were invested in us in many different aspects, whether that be technical legal development or working on our social skills.


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 placement in the practice area on the Friday was like a proper day in the life of a lawyer in the firm and it was amazing to be able to experience this.


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

No matter who we spoke to, they were all being truthful and themselves. It really made me realise the true company culture because there is no way that everyone being fake, they were all just so lovely and didn't lie or sugar coat things.


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

Very valuable, it gave us a great overview of the whole firm and then details about certain specifics!


Other Information

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

Paid £350 and will be reimbursed for taxi to the station on the day that we went to Paris.

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

At every breakfast, lunch and social event there were plenty of trainees and NQs to speak to and network with.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Incredible - they were really fun and so everyone was at ease and could speak freely and ask any questions that they might have.


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

Yes there were a few mentions of some things that employees do, although only when we asked about them.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Absolutely - the application progress is rigorous but it is definitely worth it, I hold memories I will never forget.