Rating

4.4/5
  • About You
    4.5
  • The Company
    4.3
  • Everything Else
    4.4

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Yes, the placement provided me with the opportunity to talk to a variety of lawyers of different levels and from different sectors and to participate in a number of different tasks which I felt to be a benefit to me.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I was made to feel very welcome at the firm. As well as being appointed a trainee buddy to specifically provide support and a friendly point of call in the office, I felt able to ask questions of everybody around me. I was also provided with valuable feedback and made to feel that the work I provided was adding some value to the team.

    5/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • I had regular meetings with my supervisor where we set objectives and reviewed whether these had been met at the end of the week. I was also given guidance and support whenever I needed to ask a question about a system or a IT issue.

    4/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The information I have received has altered my choices in terms of my future career path and has broadened my understanding about the types of career path which are available and that I want to pursue.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • The induction day was very well structured with a mixture of talks and networking events which I thought was very good. The rest of the vac scheme was determined by what work was available within the team but there was an overarching framework worked out between myself and my supervisor in terms of objectives to achieve by the end of the placement.

    3/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • The general atmosphere was very positive - everybody was very generous with their time and very friendly.

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was able to join two training sessions which were open to the litigation team in general - one on health and safety law and another on privilege and confidentiality. These I found to be very interesting and insightful.

    3/5

  • 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?
  • I felt that I was embedded in the team and with the opportunities available to talk to various people throughout the firm has really helped me get to grips with what it would be like to work full time with this firm.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • The insight helped me understand a lot about the company's culture because I was embedded within and made to feel a part of the team.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • Incredibly valuable - it has provided me with a lot to consider in terms of the area of commercial law I would like to specialise in but it has definitely informed my decision (which I have made during this placement) to pursue a career in commercial law rather than private client work.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • I was reimbursed for expenses for the induction day in London. I thought this was a generous package.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • Yes - some of the opportunities were provided others were sought after, but because everybody is so friendly it was easy to meet and chat to people.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • They were enjoyable. It was good to have a couple of social event opportunities where I could let my hair down a little.

    4/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Yes, there seems to be a lot of different charity-related events going on which is brilliant.

    4/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Yes, absolutely.

    5/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

West Midlands

June 2019


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