Vacation Scheme Intern at Linklaters

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

This review was written using a previous version of questions that were updated in 2013

9.6/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
10.0

Socialising

9.0

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

really enjoyed it, just the right balance between social events and insight into a law firm. Particularly enjoyed the lectures, which provided a snapshot into the different departments.

10/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

very much so, I was given real work and provided with great feedback.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

my supervisor would assign work each day and provide a "bigger picture" on what I was working on and ensured I was suppourted throughout

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Just the right amount, on busier days my supervisor could see I lacked capacity and would not overload me

10/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given as much responsibility as I wanted, and depending on the quality of my previous work

8/10

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

significantly helped, I was able to secure the graduate job I wanted solely based on what I had learnt at Linklaters

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

everyone I met was amicable and made an effort to introduce themselves

10/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

we were provided with a very detailed timetable on the first day, therefore very well organised

10/10

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

as aforementioned, the lectures provided a great overview of several practice areas, which I was unfamiliar with and each supervisor invested a lot of time and effort into explaining the work.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
10/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I secured a training contract with the firm, so very positive.

10/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

we regularly met up at weekends outside of the planned social activities and we remain in touch, even now

10/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

obviously being in the city of london, it was relatively expensive.

6/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

some great pubs and clubs where many city workers go, so great nightlife!

10/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

I partook in some pro bono while there and also had the opportunity to get involved in the football team

10/10

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