I very much enjoyed this vacation scheme at Baker McKenzie! This vacation scheme was a really great insight into life at one of the world's leading law firms, and also proved a fantastic insight into the culture and atmosphere at the firm. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to network with a vast range of employees and I very much enjoyed this!
I felt very valued throughout my time spent at the firm. The work and activities were interesting and interactive and I had the opportunity to contribute to the team. It was also great that partners, associates and trainees took time to speak with us and get to know us as individuals.
I received a great deal of support and guidance during my time at Baker McKenzie and the HR team was really excellent and were always on hand to help. Furthermore, my team were supportive and provided me with really valuable career guidance, which I believe will be really useful in the future.
On this vacation scheme, I developed a number of transferable skills, which will benefit me in my future studies and beyond. Such skills include communication skills, presentation skills and legal research skills. Furthermore, I greatly increased my confidence levels on this vacation scheme and this will undoubtedly benefit me in the future.
I found the vacation scheme was very well structured! There were good number of presentations, workshops and panel discussions during the day to keep us busy but not too much so that my work at the department was not impeded. We were given a clear itinerary with timings as to each talk and the individual running each session, which helped us research beforehand in asking pertinent questions.
The atmosphere at the firm was very supportive and so many members of staff made such an effort to ensure we had the best possible time! Furthermore, there was a great atmosphere amongst the interns and we all bonded well as group. Overall, the atmosphere at Baker McKenzie was one of the aspects I enjoyed the most!
Baker Mackenzie invested a great deal into this vacation scheme. We were provided with a full day of I.T and library training, which prepared us with vital information for the coming weeks. Furthermore, the rest of the vacation scheme was aimed at our personal development and I was able to get a lot out of this vacation scheme!
On this vacation scheme, I gained a good sense of what it would be like to have a full time role at Baker McKenzie, as I was able to experience day-to-day life as a trainee lawyer. Having talked to lawyers at different stages of their career I was able to understand how the firm supports and develops their employees every step of the way.
The vacation scheme helped me to gain a proper understanding of the company culture at Baker McKenzie. We had sessions on diversity and corporate social responsibility initiatives at the firm, and I even had the chance to attend a corporate social responsibility event. It was great also to see the collegial and friendly culture come through in how different people at the firm worked together and through the general atmosphere.
The content of the scheme was very valuable as it has reaffirmed the areas of law I would like to experience and potentially specialize in. It also helped me understand the necessary skills needed to be successful in my chosen field, especially in corporate having commercial acumen is vital in understanding your clients business.
Yes, I was paid very generously for my time spent working for the firm.
There were plenty of networking and social opportunities throughout this vacation scheme at Baker McKenzie, where I had the opportunity to meet and socialise with senior partners and associates. There was a range of social events with the rest of the intern cohort which included lunches, dinners and after work drinks.
I very much enjoyed the networking and social event opportunities!
Yes, I found out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of their working hours.
Yes, I would absolutely recommend this vacation scheme at Baker McKenzie!