I had a very fun time during the Vacation Scheme. The Graduate Recruitment team at Linklaters is extremely efficient and kind. They plan quite a few events (socials) during and after office hours for Vac Schemers to interact with one another and with the people at the firm. To enjoy the opportunity to the fullest, I would recommend being as open and welcoming to meeting new people and learning from their stories as possible.
I was made to feel valued during my time at the firm. Everyone at Linklaters is extremely approachable and helpful. You are expected to ask as many questions and also provide diverse set of ideas. Whenever anyone assigns a task to you, they will ensure to take some time out for you to explain the context behind the task and where exactly that task fits in the bigger picture.
During the vacation scheme, students are assigned to a Principal. The Principal is your first point of contact whenever you need any guidance, they also make sure to introduce you to the rest of the team. Since everyone is extremely approachable you can ask as many questions as you want and also have conversations about life as a commercial lawyer. The culture of feedback is vibrant and ensures that you always stay on the right track.
I don't believe that my law degree is as helpful in the practical world as I thought it was. Spending a few weeks at Linklaters allowed me to understand how a Magic Circle law firm operates and it also allowed me to learn how to translate complex legal concepts into simple commercial ones.
The Graduate Recruitment team at Linklaters is amazing. They do a wonderful job in ensuring that Vac Schemers have enough on their plate everyday. There are multiple scheduled sessions to provide information about different practice areas and the initiatives of the firm. Overall, the insight provided to us was ectremely well structured.
Everyone at Linklaters is very professional and friendly. You are never made to feel that you don't belong there. Unlike other law firms, Linklaters is not at all hierarchical in structure. It is extremely helpful and yet simple to approach senior members of the firm and ask them about their journey and approach to the legal profession.
The firm invested in the students in multiple ways. People in the firm took out time from their busy schedules to conduct sessions and attend socials. More importantly, the people in the firm would take out considerable amounts of time to engage with the students and guide them.
The insight was extremely helpful in understanding the culture of the firm.
Graduate Recruitment had planned very exciting socials throughout the scheme allowing students to interact with as many people.