Vacation Scheme Student at Linklaters

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

8.1/10

About You
7.8
The Organisation
8.0
Everything Else

8.5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I found the program to be really engaging and I was able to experience many different aspects of the firm on the scheme.

8/10

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

I was able to contribute to real work in the firm and that made me feel valued and part of the team.

7/10

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

My mentors on the scheme were very approachable and always willing to answer questions and give me guidance along the way.

8/10

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

I learned a lot about deal structuring and the technical aspects of commercial law that I had not yet been exposed to in my studies. It was useful to practically apply concepts to real work in the firm environment.

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The scheme was very organized and we received a timetable for the whole program so we knew where to be and when.

7/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Everyone was very friendly and approachable. People were willing to go out of their way to get to know me and everyone on the scheme got along well.

8/10

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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 really invested in me by providing lots of training sessions for us to attend and support throughout the program.

8/10

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 I was able to work closely with others on real work, I got to experience what it would be like to have a full time role. People were authentic and honest about the challenging and rewarding aspects of the work which I appreciated.

9/10

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

Sitting in an office with a Principal and working alongside everyone else on the floor gave me a good insight into the company culture, as well as networking with others during organized events on the program.

8/10

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

I found the program really useful to help me decide on my future career path, as I was able to fully immerse myself in the firm and decide whether I could see a future for myself there.

8/10

Other Information

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

I was adequately paid a weekly rate for the duration of the program.

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

We were able to attend lots of networking events such as dinners, breakfasts and cocktail events. I was able to meet lots of employees of different levels of seniority.

9/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

They were a lot of fun and everyone was really social and willing to talk to anyone during the networking events.

9/10

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

Yes, people were always willing to chat about their outside of work hobbies and how to get involved through the firm.

8/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes I would recommend the insight to a friend, I really enjoyed my time at the firm and got a lot out of the program in terms of learning and personal development.

8/10

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