Rating

5/5
  • About You
    5.0
  • The Company
    5.0
  • Everything Else
    5.0

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I can't describe how much I enjoyed it. It was so much different than my past experiences with other law firms. I felt welcomed from the very first day, everyone was incredibly kind, helpful and easy-going and the three weeks felt like a blink of an eye. I will remember the placement for life.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • Although merely a vacation placement student, I felt like a valuable part of the team. I got my tasks from Trainees, Associates, even Partners - everyone always explained the full context of the matter, gave me instructions regarding it, and provided great feedback upon completion. I felt like I was contributiong at all times.

    5/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • My Trainee Buddy was the best guy in the world, I received an unmeasurable amount of support from day one. The rest of the team were also always happy to guide me, help with tasks, answer questions, or simply have a coffee and a chat. It was extremely easy to fit in.

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The placement helped me understand what it really means to be a commercial solicitor. I know what kind of work I can expect to be doing in the future and I can't wait for it - I highly enjoyed it. I got to understand the work ethics, software, and I learned new skills and information every day.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • It was very well structured - we had three weeks in one department which let us have a good grasp of the work involved and get to know the team better. There was lots of socials and sports as well, the placement was therefore not limited to the walls of the office but reached far beyond that.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • The general atmosphere was very pleasant, it was a pleasure to work with those people and they made me feel like a valuable part of the team. While extremely professional and achieved, everyone loved to have a good laugh and chit chat. I would love to stay in touch with both my team and the other summer students, they are a great bunch.

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company invested a lot in us. We had an extensive IT training, each received a personalised work laptop and an outlook account. The team spent a lot of time explaining things to us, delegating tasks and taking care of us. On the top of that, there was plenty of social events.

    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?
  • I understood what it means to be a commercial solicitor by observing the team and by working on the tasks they gave me. I know what to expect from my future and I got to really like it, it made me excited to specialise in this direction and start working.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • The placement let me meet people not only from my department but also different sectors and offices. I observed that the firm has the same culture in every place and what that culture involves. I felt included in it from day one and was always happy to actively participate in that culture.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • I got the department of my choice and which I had always wanted to try. It exceeded my expectations and it made me excited to come in everyday. However, I also observed that even other sectors that I would never think of choosing offered unique and exciting work. I understood that the profession involves a bottomless well of opportunities and specialisations.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • I was paid for my placement and reimbursed for all the travels


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • There were plenty of sports events, regular yoga, summer barbecues, lunches, drinks, pub quizes. The social and networking opportunities were a big part of the palcement.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • Everyone was very inclusive and great to talk to, the events themselves were well-organised and fun to partake in.

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • I was always emailed about all the social activities and invited everywhere. I got to know what people do over the course of the year as well.

    5/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • I already did and they are applying!

    5/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, Sports and Media Law

Scotland

July 2019


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