Vacation scheme participant at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
Review Date
Less than £ 10,000


About You
The Organisation
Everything Else


About You

Role Description

Vacation scheme at Shearman and sterling

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I felt that we got a real insight to what being a trainee at the firm is like.


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

We were given real work to do and invited to meetings and to listen in on calls. I also got feedback on a draft email and got to have another go at it before it was sent on the the other side.


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

We had talks every morning and were encouraged to speak informally but it was sometimes difficult to approach people you hadn’t been introduced to yet.


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

Great to see some of my law modules in practice!


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

A good mix of talks, socials and work.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Really friendly and everyone knew who we were and why we were there. The managing partner also gave up a lot of time to answer our questions.


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

Lots of different lawyers came to speak to us and the team were responsive to our questions, even putting on a lunch last minute to talk to us about professional development.


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?

Can completely imagine it, really got to know the trainees.


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

One night we worked quite late with the finance team so they definitely weren’t putting on a brave face for us by the evening!


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

Helpful to see the progression in corporate law and discuss the pros and cons.


Other Information

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

Pretty generous considering how many lunches, dinners and drinks we had.

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

Yes across all levels.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Really fun, we went to a cooking class and duck and waffle.


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

Yes some of the participants played tag rugby.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes though the assessments were hard!