Summer Vacation Placement at Gateley Legal

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Birmingham West Midlands
Review Date
Less than £ 10,000

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Summer Vacation Placement

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight the vacation scheme provided me was thoroughly enjoyable as everyone at the firm was very friendly and welcoming.


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

It was really nice to be included on real work and to feel like I was helping out the team.


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

Anytime I struggled with the work I was given the help I needed to complete the task but it was nice that they didn't just give me the answers.


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

The research skill I learnt will help with my undergraduate degree and the exposure to legal drafting will help me with my postgraduate studies.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

It was very well structured. We were given a timetable at the beginning of the scheme with the exact times we had talks and where we had to be. Any extra activities were communicated well so I never felt I didn't know what was going on.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was welcoming but hard working. The prospect of working in such a nice atmosphere is exciting. I didn't feel like a SVP.


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

Legal executive, solicitor and senior associate all invested their time in helping me develop and so it was nice to see them spend this time with me.


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 was able to witness and participate in all the things I would expect a full time role within the company would perform.


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

The company culture of straight talking, forward thinking was evident throughout the scheme.


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

It was incredibly useful as I wanted to pursue a career in law.


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

Very happy with the pay I received for the work.

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

There was plenty of opportunities for networking with other employees and even clients.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

They were very fun and helped me to settle in.


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

Yes we were also included in these activities which was nice


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would highly recommend this to anyone who is pursuing a career in law.