Vacation Scheme Student at Latham & Watkins

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law

10.0/10

About You
10.0
The Organisation
10.0
Everything Else

10.0

About You

Role Description

Two-week vacation scheme

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I thoroughly enjoyed my Vacation Scheme at Latham & Watkins, the two-weeks were well structured, engaging and it was great to experience the culture of the firm!

10/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

Everyone I met at Latham & Watkins were friendly and helpful, I did not feel that the firm had any particular hierarchy but rather that trainees, associates and partners were all interested in getting to know you.

10/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Both of my supervisors really made an effort. I felt that I got the perfect balance of guidance, they gave me the tools and support to enjoy the research task we were given. The graduate recruitment team were also really helpful!

10/10

4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The two-weeks were invaluable to me, while the vacation scheme was not the only one I did this year, it was by far the most interesting and fun!

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The two weeks were extremely well structured, I felt that there was a good balance between practice area talks and the time left to work on the assignments given and get to know your supervisor. We also had some fun activities which was a good opportunity to get to know other students on the scheme.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was amazing. I genuinely felt that everyone I met at the firm appreciated their job, worked hard because they enjoyed their job and everyone was really friendly and quite relaxed despite it being a top firm! The culture of the firm is great.

10/10

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7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

The firm organised a number of practice area talks which I thought was a great way of getting to know the firm. Both of my supervisors also made a lot of effort in trying to show me how they work and the tasks I was given helped me both in terms of my personal development and training.

10/10

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?

While it is always hard to know exactly what a fulltime role with the company will be like after a two-week placement, it did give me a real sense of the firm and what it, hopefully, will be like working there!

10/10

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

Getting to know the company culture of Latham & Watkins was my highlight during the vacation scheme, everyone was really friendly and seemed to enjoy their job, they also made an effort in trying to get to know you and to make you feel part of the culture.

10/10

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

I was very valuable and resulted in me joining the firm!

10/10

Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

We were paid for the two weeks spent at the firm.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

The firm organised lunches, an amazing dinner and other social events during the two-weeks. These socials were both with other trainees, associates and the graduate recruitment team. I really enjoyed it!

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The social events were great. I got to speak to people working at the firm and it felt a little bit more relaxed which was good, it was a good opportunity to ask the questions you may not ask at a practice area talk but rather just an opportunity to have a friendly conversation.

10/10

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Yes, we did get to know that some of the associates had just been skiing which sounded like lots of fun!

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would highly recommend a vacation scheme at Latham & Watkins, it was one of the most interesting and fun two weeks I've had this year!

10/10

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