It was very enjoyable, interactive and welcoming. I was given a variety of tasks to do, in order to gain exposure to the work and it was a pleasure to be around everyone.
Again, everyone was very welcoming and I did not feel like a spare part or feel like I was being ignored by the busy lawyers (which can sometimes be the case in law firms).
I received a lot of support from the Graduate Recruitment team, who were in constant communication with the interns. I also felt that I could ask anyone questions at any time.
The skills I developed will assist me in my career in the immediate future, as a trainee solicitor, as I was able to practice a lot of the tasks that trainees typically do. In doing so, I honed my drafting, research and presentation skills especially.
Fantastic structure- the induction was a nice, friendly way to get everyone to know each other and ease the interns into the process before the real work started. A full week in each department was sufficient, and the mandatory end of week reviews are really helpful for feedback.
Very friendly and welcoming
To a large extent because the induction week was full of training, insight and development sessions from a variety of different speakers.
To a good extent - I was told by my supervisors, that the tasks I was set were the same tasks that trainees are often asked to complete. The opportunity to hear from partners and senior associates in the different practice groups, about their roles, was also useful insight.
We were continuously reminded of the firm's values, and how they are upheld at the firm, the importance of diversity, and the friendly atmosphere. These are all parts of the culture.
It was more valuable in affirming my future career path, as I was able to do and get feedback on real work, but I knew before coming to the firm that I wanted to be a commercial solicitor.
I was paid, and there was the opportunity to claim expenses for dinner during the induction programme.
There were social events, dinners, networking sessions and the induction week involved people from the different regional offices in the UK.
I found out about pro bono and charity activities that employees can do. I also attended a meeting with the Community Group who organise the social activities at the firm. There are also opportunities to be involved in diversity and inclusion matters.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
12th July 2019