Paralegal at RPC

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Cardiff Wales
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Legal/Law

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8.9/10

About You
9.2
The Organisation
9.3
Everything Else

8.0

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Great vacation scheme. I was able to do a good variety of work, there was the right balance of working in departments versus info/Q&A sessions and fun social events.

9/10

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

I felt very valued, for example being given tasks by partners, and having the contexts of each matter carefully explained. I also felt I was able to see the impact of my work.

9/10

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

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were on hand for whatever we needed during the two weeks, and my supervisors and buddies were all very approachable.

10/10

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

The firm gave an excellent insight into the world of insurance law, which for me was a definite highlight as not many firms focus on that sector, and among those that do RPC is a leading firm in many areas. The quality of the work was excellent as well. For example, I was able to do a good amount of drafting, whereas some schemes you might only do proofreading tasks.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured. The only slight change that could be made here would be to place the introductions to commercial/insurance law both right at the beginning.

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

An excellent atmosphere. The office felt busy and people would engage with each other regularly to collaborate, which is good to see.

9/10

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

The firm arranged two feedback sessions at the end of each week, which were invaluable as opportunities to discover any areas for improvement and areas in which you are doing well.

9/10

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?

It gave an excellent understanding. It felt like I actually worked there while I was there, not just that I was 'visiting' for a couple of weeks. In addition, being able to go for coffee breaks with lawyers meant you could ask what the job was really like and receive honest answers.

10/10

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

It gave an excellent understanding. It felt like I actually worked there while I was there, not just that I was 'visiting' for a couple of weeks. In addition, being able to go for coffee breaks with lawyers meant you could ask what the job was really like and receive honest answers.

10/10

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

It helped me decide the extent to which I might want to focus on litigation, as well as the importance of sector focuses in areas like insurance and media.

9/10

Other Information

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

In addition to the weekly remuneration, we each had £70 put on our firm cards to be used at the cafeteria. This was great, as it meant you didn't have to think twice about having lunch there, enabling you to mix with staff and other vac scheme students However, for most of us £70 exceeded our needs, so it was a little disappointing having to return a large portion of the money back at the end of the scheme!

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

Yes, there were two 'speed networking' events with trainees and associates, a lunch with partners and associates and two or three social events attended by junior lawyers and HR staff.

5/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Great. The speed networking could perhaps have been improved by being more 'one-on-one'.

8/10

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

Yes. For example, we could attend the pride march with RPC on the middle weekend, which a few of us did.

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes. One of the best vacation schemes I have attended.

10/10

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