Insight Scheme participant
Very good overall, though speed networking could have been a bit longer - perhaps more time with fewer trainees would have been good.
Clearlandy very invested enough to remember all our names and to get a hotel room for 3 days for the non-London students. I am from a London school and did not need a room but from what I hear the welcome was given by the head of HR herself, which spoke volumes.
Very, very excited to apply.
Fantastic culture, great internationalism, defeinitely a place that I could see myself working in for 20 years - highly sustainable work culture that encourages (not just tolerates) a work-life balance. I have never heard a partner urge potential applicants to think beyond the heady excitement of getting a 100-page memo on a Friday evening as a trainee, to seriously consider whether that would be sustainable for family life in the long run. I have never heard of anyone making partner while pregnant, and getting to take a whole month off each year for her children. I'm male and am extremely unlikely to get pregnant, but it spoke volumes to me about how flexible work arrangements could be, to retain talent.
It touched on everything I want in a firm - internationalism, a great environment, a sustainable working pace (one trainee had only stayed past midnight twice in 6 months, and had never worked weekends - in a corporate seat).
Speed networking could have been a bit less speedy, with fewer trainees but more time with each.
Definitely. I'd recommend the firm in fact.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Central London and City
23rd April 2019