Vacation Scheme Student at Linklaters

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Moorgate, London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Legal/Law

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

7.5/10

The Role
7.2
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Shadowing a solicitor and helping out where possible. Drafting, research and investigative work.

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

Great experience

8/10

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

Very respected given I was only a vacation scheme student

8/10

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

The right amount ie lots when needed but left to get on with it to a certain extent as well.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was given an appropriate number of tasks to keep me busy without overloading me.

8/10

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

The right amount given my abilities in my opinion.

4/10

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

Lots to take into the future and onwards as a Linklaters employee

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A professional atmosphere that still had character and fun - a great balance.

5/10

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

Ran smoothly with all events going off without a hiccup.

9/10

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

Plenty of time from very experienced and important people was invested.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
8/10

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

I have a job offer and have accepted it.

10/10

Social

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

Just the right amount - a great bunch!

9/10

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

Expensive but decent reimbursement paid for this.

4/10

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

Very good and varied but obviously expensive.

7/10

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

Societies for everything - a huge range.

9/10

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