Yes it was a very enjoyable experience and everyone was extremely friendly. The whole event was very well organised and I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of doing it. Thank you very much to everyone involved in organising the 3 days first year insight programme - it was amazing
I felt that everyone took a lot of time out of their very busy days to come and give talks and meet all the students. This included partners, recruitment as well as trainees and future trainees. This mean that I was able to hear a range of experiences and routes into the law firm.
The whole event was very well structured and guided. Any questions I had were answered straight away and in a very friendly manner. Very clear instructions were given in every workshop so therefore I felt extremely well guided and if I hadn't they would have been more than happy to explain in more detail.
I have learnt so much on this programme. Not just about life at the firm but also about the different sectors and focuses of the firm. The CV workshops, the negotiating workshop and the commercial responsibility workshop have all helped to improve my public speaking and teamwork skills which will help me in future.
We were given a detailed timetable which was very well stuck too. You could tell that all the workshops had been very well thought through and this was evident as it meant that the instructions were extremely clear and very enjoyable and rewarding. The hotel was also in a great location.
Everybody at the firm were so friendly and more than willing to answer any questions I had. I thought everyone at the firm were so funny and this made all the presentations very engaging and helped us stay focused. It also meant that we were able to relax straight away.
The company culture was evident right from the start. Talking to the employees made it clear how important diversity was to the company and how much the firm emphasises inclusion into the daily running of the firm. The friendly atmosphere made this even more evident and added to the feeling of inclusion
I have been on many open days but the workshops here really stood out to me. They were very informative but the fact that the undergraduates were able to get involved allowed them to experience real life situations that lawyers at the firm face on a daily base at the firm.
I was reimbursed expenses both for travel but also the hotel was paid for. The hotel was lovely and located nearby so was practical. They also fed us the most lovely food, breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also took us to a lovely restaurant for a networking dinner which was a great experience.
There were a lot of networking opportunities both with trainees and also with other people on the course. There were also many opportunities to ask questions to the partners at the firm and I am sure that if we have any questions after the event then they will be answered.
This insight is defiantly worth doing. It has allowed me to gain skills which I can use no matter which career I choose to take. It has also been a great way of finding out more about life at the firm and is a great insight into daily life at the firm.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Banking - Commercial
Central London and City
28th March 2018