Very much so. The scheme was well organised and a lot of effort was put into ensuring that all the interns had the opportunity to spend time with and get to know each other. There were also a number of social events put on for us throughout the internship period.
very much so. The induction week saw all 100 interns from the offices around the country come together in London for a week of activities and talks led by the firm's most senior global figures and guest speakers. We were fed every hour and provided with generous funds for evening meals.
It varies greatly depending on your line manager, how keen they are to get involved with you and how busy they are. Feedback is done transparently and the review of your performances is discussed with your line manager prior to it being sent off, so you can see exactly what is being said about you and your grade out of 5.
The work allocated was of significance and required intellectual engagement, providing an opportunity to develop practical legal skills. More importantly spending a significant time in the firm alongside people who were willing and happy to help enabled a familiarization with the ins and out of a law firm which is undoubtedly useful.
The atmosphere was very good. It did not feel particularly competitive and everyone seemed to be willing each other to get offers. The induction week meant that by the time you went off to your seats you were close with a number of the other interns to ask for support and meet for lunches etc...
The induction week saw almost every senior global figure come to tell us about the firm and advise us on how best to approach the scheme. There was even a guest speaker who spoke about presentation and networking skills to ensure we were well positioned to make the most out of the internship.
Spending week in two different seats provided a significant insight. Beyond this, every morning a member of a different department would speak to us for an hour on what its like to work in their team. There was plenty of opportunity to ask questions and speak to people form other departments individually at other times during the scheme.
We were paid £400pw. Travel expenses were not reimbursed but evening meals for the first week (up to £20) were
Throughout the first week lots of time was left in between talks where speakers tended to stay around and speak to us. This was an opportunity to ask any questions. Most people seemed very keen on offering time to grab coffee and discuss any queries 1 on 1 at any point throughout the scheme.
Yes the induction week almost acted as one long social. We were taken out for dinner during that week too. We were also taken out the night after our presentations for a dinner which was attended by a number of partners. The trainees also held a trainee-intern social event on the Thursday night of the final week which was a great opportunity for some less formal socializing.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
12th July 2019