Vacation Student at RPC

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
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Less than £ 10,000

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

A great place to work, everyone was very friendly and I got a real insight into what working at the firm would be like.


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

I felt like I was given meaningful work, and had a chance to engage with real cases. I even phoned a chambers without supervision to organise counsel.


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

A good level of guidance from trainees and supervisors. Also received good guidance at a number of speed-networking type events.


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

I learnt great skills that I feel will benefit me in legal life. I felt that the skills i learnt in the first week greatly benefited me in the second.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured, there was a good balance of work in the department and networking events with members of the firm. There was also a good mixture of social events thrown in.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The main reason why I loved RPC. Everyone was very helpful, professional but mainly friendly. I did not feel like I was inconveniencing anyone when spoke to them, even if it was seeking lengthy advice. Partners were equally friendly, and I was even invited out for team drinks by one partner.


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

Everyone was really friendly and helpful and various members of the firm took time out of their day to help us.


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?

It felt like a good snapshot of working life at the firm.


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

As I have mentioned, it encouraged me to work at RPC, the friendly but professional culture of the firm was greatly encouraging.


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

I am going to work there.


Other Information

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

Good pay for a vac scheme I would have done for free.

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

There were networking events throughout the fortnight


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Lots of networking and several good social events with trainees and other vac schemers.


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

We were told about various activities such as sports and choir.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes it was very useful