This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant.

Rating

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

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Having completed a number of vacation schemes the Hogan Lovells vacation scheme was by far the best one I have completed. It had the right balance across the spectrum, social vs work, challenging, insightful and extremely beneficial not only for legal experience but also academically. I thoroughly recommend this vacation scheme.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I felt extremely valued during my time with Hogan Lovells. Everybody was extremely friendly and supportive providing encouraging feedback and ensuring that I was constantly challenged. I was tasked with responsibilities that I have not received at other firms, such as preparing for and attending court, drafting client letters and team memos etc. Receiving such tasks showed that I was valued and trusted to complete the work well.

    5/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • I received consistent support throughout the scheme from my trainee mentor, other trainees and the associates that I was sitting with across three areas. I was encouraged to research and find answers for myself before asking for support so as to enhance my capabilities and to reflect that which would be expected of a trainee. I was constantly challenged but always supported which provided a nice balance.

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I developed new research skills and became more acquainted with legal databases such as Westlaw and Lexis. The research skills that I have taken from the experience will be especially useful whilst completing my dissertation but will also enable me to begin my first day as a trainee confident that I know how to use the aforementioned systems.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • The vacation scheme was very well structured. On day one we were given a large booklet of information which covered everything we needed to know including our timetable for the three week period. There was a good balance of work/presentations/workshops and socials which were all spread evenly throughout the three weeks to provide the best experience possible.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • The vacation scheme students all bonded very quickly and organised social events outside of those organised by the firm, also the opportunity to work on group projects provided a further opportunity to work alongside other vac schemers. Everybody at the firm was very friendly and helpful, always having time to speak with me and there seemed to be a really positive vibe about the office even during very busy periods eg the day before attending court. It felt like a real team and not every person for themselves.

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The firm put on regular presentations and workshops intended to improve our skills.

    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?
  • The vacation scheme provided an accurate representation of the role of a trainee as we were given trainee tasks to complete.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • Given that the vacation scheme was three weeks long, I was exposed to the culture of the firm across three different teams and each one demonstrated a supportive team environment.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • The content of the vacation scheme was extremely useful in enabling me to decide whether a career with Hogan Lovells was the right choice for me. By doing a vacation scheme you get a deeper understanding of the work and the nature of the firm which you don't get through a website alone.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 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?
  • Yes, there were a number of formal and informal social events including attending flight club, an escape room and partner dinners and lunches.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • The events were well planned and a great opportunity to get to know trainees and other vac schemers better.

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Yes, the firm offers pro bono activities and clubs.

    5/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • 100% yes.

    5/5

    Report this review

Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Legal/Law

19th September 2017


View More Reviews

View More Jobs