Rating

4.6/5
  • About You
    4.6
  • The Company
    4.8
  • Everything Else
    4.5

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • A really fantastic three weeks. Very well organised, everyone was really friendly, and I learnt a lot. As a non-law student I left the vacation scheme knowing that a career in commercial law is for me.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I was automatically given lots of really interesting work to get involved with. I felt as if I was genuinely making a contribution to the cases the firm was handling.

    5/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • The partners and associates in the teams I sat withwere always happy to help with any questions I had. You are allocated a Trainee Mentor throughout the three weeks who is also there to help answer any questions or address any problems you have throughout the scheme.

    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 currently study History so the information I learnt wasn't directly applicable to my degree. However, a lot of what i learnt will be applicable to the GDL and beyond.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • Very well structured. We were given a comprehensive timetable of all that we were doing throughout the scheme at the beginning of the first week. It was great that we got to sit in three different departments in each of the three different weeks; it helped to give greater insight into different parts of the firm.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Everyone was extremely friendly and always happy to help.

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • A lot. There were loads of different case study and commercial awareness sessions which were great for personal development.

    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?
  • Getting involved with actual cases the firm was involved with helped to give me an insight into the work of a commercial lawyer. As an undergraduate there is only so much work you can be expected to do, but I believe I was given a really great insight into what I would be asked to do if I was a trainee at the firm.

    4/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • The talk given by the Managing Partner of the London office (Susan Bright) was particularly informative on the culture of the firm.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • I left knowing that a career in commercial law is for me.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • The pay from the scheme more than covered the costs of living in London for three weeks.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • Several events held every week.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • The events always had lots of trainees, associates, partners, and members of graduate recruitment in attendance. This was great because it meant that I could talk to lots of different people in different areas of the firm.

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • This was mentioned in passing at a number of talks and by a few members of the firm.

    4/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Absolutely.

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law, Corporate Law

27th September 2017


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