Academy Participant at CMS

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Glasgow Scotland
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Commercial Law

9.4/10

About You
8.8
The Organisation
9.5
Everything Else

10.0

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed my vacation scheme with CMS. I feel that I got to learn a lot about a lot of different areas of the legal profession. The whole experience felt very open and I got to meet a diverse range of people which really added to the experience.

8/10

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

I felt very valued. The first week was in London and they covered accommodation cost and this investment really made us Scottish participants feel valued. During the vacation scheme the early talent team were always making sure we were comfortable in our placement seat and if they could help with anything.

9/10

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

As I said above, the guidance and support was second to none to be honest. The early talent team really were so good at supporting us throughout the three weeks and gave us guidance on what our future at the firm could be which was really exciting. My team itself were also very supportive and gave a lot of feedback.

10/10

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

I would say the skills were definitely very focused on ourselves as professionals. I am unsure how they would fit into my degree studies but I felt the skills learned will really benefit myself when it comes to working at the firm and being a lawyer and young professional.

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The first week was the business of law week which was full of workshops and panels to give us an insight into the profession and the skills which were needed to succeed. The two weeks following we got to work in the business of law and this structure was very good in teaching us the theory and basics and then throwing us in.

8/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The team and everyone in the firm was very friendly and always available for a chat if needed. Although everyone was busy with work, they would squeeze in time to make sure you were okay which was very nice as a student. The other participants as well were keen to meet everyone and get to know each other as we will possibly be colleagues in the future.

9/10

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

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?

10/10

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

10/10

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

10/10

Other Information

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


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

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

10/10

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

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

10/10