Vacation Scheme Student at Simmons & Simmons LLP

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

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About You
The Organisation
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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I had an absolutely wonderful two weeks. The only drawback was I was a little bit short of work at times, but I can't think of a better work environment.


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

Incredibly. The amount of respect and consideration we were given as vac schemers was incredibly encouraging.


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

Everyone was always friendly and willing to talk me through any problems that I had.


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

Any vacation scheme is great practice for further schemes and future working life.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

I found the environment to be collegiate and helpful, and the other vac schemers to be friendly.


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

Everyone always had time to help me understand anything if I had difficulty. My second seat buddy took time to give me a formal rundown of the area of law I'd be working in.


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?

I was given real trainee work and responsibility for drafting and research.


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

The culture was evident throughout the vac scheme, both in the scheduled activities and in the general attitude of the firm.


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

I have already got a firm idea of my future career path, but the scheme gave me a good indication that Simmons is the place to realise it.


Other Information

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

Amply paid.

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

The lack of formal networking didn't really matter, since the staff of the firm were so approachable and friendly.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The social events were wonderful!


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

A formal session on this would have been useful, but the trainees were always willing to share their experiences, so we got a good impression anyway.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?