Rating

4.7/5
  • About You
    4.5
  • The Company
    4.8
  • Everything Else
    4.8

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Great insight into an area I hadn't even considered. Really lovely team and meaningful tasks to complete.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • With so many social events and a lovely team I was really lucky to feel so valued - despite being completely clueless!

    5/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • Could ask any questions when needed to either my buddy, supervisor or the team's PA.

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I think it's always useful to see the difference between the theoretical law and the real world applications.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • Pretty well structured - a supervisor and buddy for every placement student so there was plenty of support. Other members of the team also fantastic to ask questions.

    4/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Absolutely fantastic; social events were well planned to ensure we felt comfortable with the other vacation students and trainees and the team I was in were fantastic.

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We started with a day of information about the firm and how careers can progress within Pinsent Masons. Plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Fee-earners took a lot of time to explain tasks and the background to everything you were working on so that the tasks felt worthwhile.

    5/5

  • 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?
  • Starting with information sessions about each sector and the way that traineeships and future careers can progress gave an insight into what a full time role would be like. As did the various social events with trainees, during which we were free to ask any questions within a relaxed environment.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • With explanations regarding various initiatives based on equality and being included as part of the teams we were placed in really helped with an understanding of firm culture.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • Starting with information sessions about each sector and the way that traineeships and future careers can progress gave an insight into which areas we could potentially look into within the firm and within the legal sector more widely.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • Pay was decent and any travel required (e.g. to interviews or the introductory training sessions) were quickly reimbursed.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • Within three weeks there were several opportunities. Between the welcome and leaving drinks, a social evening with the trainees and being welcome to book club there was plenty to get involved with.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • Well structured and fairly relaxed - plenty of opportunities to ask any questions in a non-pressured environment.

    4/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Yes - we were invited to any social events taking place within the firm. Several people invited us to book club and I know that the mens football was opened up to any guys wanting to take part.

    5/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Yes - it's well structured and everyone is really friendly. Gives a great insight into areas you might not have even considered.

    5/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law, Legal/Law

Scotland

June 2019


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