Vacation Scheme at Clifford Chance

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

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9.6/10

About You
9.8
The Organisation
9.5
Everything Else

9.8

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I very much enjoyed my 2 weeks on the vacation scheme at Clifford Chance. This was an amazing opportunity to get a feel for the culture at the firm, as well as the work that trainees complete on a day to day basis. The project work was very interesting and there was a great mix of office work and social activities, making the Vac Scheme extremely enjoyable.

10/10

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

I felt very valued throughout my time at Clifford Chance. Employees were extremely welcoming and I was treated as a valued member of the team. Trainees, associates and senior partners gave up their valuable time to talk to us and the graduate recruitment team did everything they could to make us feel welcomed and comfortable.

9/10

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

There was a great support system throughout the vacation scheme at Clifford Chance. We were guided impeccably through the entire programme, from the introductory session to the drinks party on the final evening. Employees were more than happy to answer all our questions and provide valuable career guidance, which I found to be particularly beneficial.

10/10

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

This vacation scheme helped me to develop skills and learn new knowledge, which included learning how to draft legal documents and create presentations to brief the team. The research skills that I developed will be beneficial for my degree and the specific knowledge developed about commercial law will undoubtedly benefit me with my final year modules.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

I cannot fault the structure or organisation of this programme, as it was seamless. We had a great introductory breakfast to ease us into the firm and the 2 week vacation scheme consisted of a good balance of office work and social activities. We had exposure to a variety of people in the firm, ranging from junior associates to senior partners.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The general atmosphere on this vacation scheme was great and there is such an engaging and open environment at Clifford Chance! Everybody that I met was very welcoming and took the time to get to know us, providing us with extremely valuable career guidance. The atmosphere on the vac scheme was a great reflection of the firm and indicative of the company’s ethos and values.

9/10

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

Clifford Chance invested a great deal into each and every one of us throughout the two weeks vacation scheme. The scheme focused on activities which enabled us to develop the skills needed to succeed in this sector. The social and networking events were also indicative of the amount of time and money the firm had invested in ensuring we got the most out of this scheme.

10/10

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?

This scheme is a great way to gain a true understanding of what it is like to have a full time role at the firm. We had the opportunity to meet employees at all levels of the firm, with the chance to ask them questions about their roles and what the work/life balance is like.

9/10

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

This vacation scheme was a great way to find out more about the culture at the firm. We had a number of presentations on the culture, with a focus on the values and ethos at Clifford Chance. The firm was also keen to highlight its diverse and inclusive working culture, which is very international in nature.

9/10

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

The content of the vacation scheme was very beneficial as all of the sessions, workshop and activities were designed to demonstrate what a career in commercial law involves. On this scheme, I realised that my interests and skills are aligned to a career in commercial law and has thus solidified my decision to pursue a career in this sector.

10/10

Other Information

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

I was paid more than adequately for my time spend at the firm.

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

There were plenty of networking opportunities on this vacation scheme! We had the opportunity to speak with junior associates and trainees, as well as senior and managing partners. Networking events ranged from breakfast sessions to formal dinners, where we could ask questions and get to know the employees at the firm!

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Really great networking and social events througout the vacation scheme!

10/10

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

Yes, I found about various activities employees can get involved in.

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would 100% recommend this insight programme to a friend!

10/10