International Clerk at Linklaters

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Corporate Law

9.2/10

About You
9.2
The Organisation
9.2
Everything Else

9.2

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the other international clerks and speaking with all the lawyers in the two departments that I sat with. It was a great balance of work, information sessions and socials. I really enjoyed my time and would recommend my Australian peers to apply for this program.

9/10

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

The people at Linklaters are extremely friendly and will go out of their way to make you feel included.

8/10

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

The GR team is fantastic at Linklaters. They will ensure that you feel supported through the entire scheme and made sure that there was a great balance in the activities and sessions we participated in. The lawyers at Linklaters are leading minds in the market. By learning through their expertise and patience, I felt that I was being lead by the best people in their fields.

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 believe I learnt a great deal about Linklaters as a firm and in my departments I was also exposed to EU and UK specific regulations. I believe this information will assist me if I will later join Linklaters and work in London.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

It was clear that GR and the other organisational parties gave a lot of thought into the planning of the program. There was a great variety of activities and events that we could get involved in.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Within the International Clerk cohort and the departments that I sat with there was a strong collegiate atmosphere and you definitely felt supported throughout. I also felt that the firm has a nurturing environment that encourages its lawyers to seek extra experiences, opportunities and development. This definitely added to my enjoyment of the program.

9/10

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

As an International Clerk from Australia, the firm had to invest a lot in us to bring us over from Australia. All transportation, accomodation, working visas and the expenses for socials (among other things), were covered by Linklaters.

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?

As a clerk I wasn't given as much responsibility and as I came during the festive season I was not able to see the extent of the work. Therefore, I wouldn't say that I could envision entirely what a full time role would be like at Linklaters. This is just because the nature of the scheme is that it is run for a short time.

7/10

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

I definitely got a sense of the friendly and supportive culture at Linklaters by interacting with the solicitors at all levels of seniority. They were always willing to help and get to know you which I appreciated as a clerk.

9/10

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

This experience definitely confirmed which areas of law I was more interested in over other areas. I also know that I definitely want to work in London and for a firm like Linklaters.

10/10

Other Information

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

As an Australian clerk, Linklaters paid for all relevant expenses.

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

There were many networking opportunities to speak to the employees at Linklaters in addition to actually working in one of the teams.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The networking and social events were well catered and there was a great variety in the type of events on offer. There was great opportunity to meet the other clerks on the internship and speak to the employees of Linklaters who were also present.

10/10

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

It was harder to find out about the activities that employees do outside of work. I found out a lot about the activities that Linklaters offers besides legal work though.

7/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, I believe the program is an incredible overseas opportunity that really enables Australian students to get a sense of what it would be like to work at an international law firm.

10/10

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