Vacation Scheme Student at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Corporate Law

8.3/10

About You
8.2
The Organisation
8.3
Everything Else

8.2

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation scheme. Not only did I gain invaluable insight into the firm, but I also made great friends with the other students, all of whom I am still in touch with today. I developed skills during the 2 weeks at the firm that have assisted me beyond the scheme itself.

9/10

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

I was made to feel as though I was a trainee of the firm rather than merely a vacation scheme student. Everyone was extremely welcoming. The vacation scheme students were even invited to the firm’s annual Christmas party which was a bonus!

8/10

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

The mentors assigned to me were fantastic! They were both incredibly welcoming and friendly. They provided helpful interview tips as well as giving a realistic account of life at the firm.

9/10

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

Time management was a skill I developed during the scheme. Meeting deadlines whilst ensuring the work was of a high standard was vital. This is a skill that has assisted me beyond the scheme.

7/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was extremely well structured. It was the right balance of social events and work. All of the vacation scheme students were great friends by the end of the 2 weeks, and all of us are still in contact!

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was great. The firm’s environment is hard-working but also relaxed, which ensures a stimulating and productive working atmosphere.

9/10

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

We were given many talks by members of the firm on pivotal and central topics. This provided us with a basic understanding of the key issues that lawyers face and how they might address them.

7/10

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?

Everyone I met provided me with a realistic account of life at the firm. They were all honest and were also interested in my hopes for the future and what I expected to gain from a job.

9/10

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

7/10

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

9/10

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?

The firm had scheduled numerous social and networking events for the vacation scheme students. A highlight was attending the firm's annual Christmas party where I met many employees of the firm.

8/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

I never felt as though I was merely a vacation scheme. I felt welcomed and extremely relaxed. Everyone was very friendly.

8/10

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

The employees were quite keen to talk about the activities outside of work. The netball team particularly appealed to me.

8/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would definitely recommend this insight to a friend. It is the perfect springboard to a career in law. Not only is it enjoyable, but it is also extremely informative.

9/10