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Insight into the work done at Linklaters.

  1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  2. The vacation scheme was really fun. The people at the firm were very friendly and the work was interesting. It was clear that a lot of effort had gone into organising the scheme and making sure it was worthwhile.


  3. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  4. I felt extremely valued - the firm and the graduate recruitment team clearly invested many hours in preparing for this scheme.


  5. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  6. Not only was there plenty of guidance online, the people in my department (lawyers and secretaries) were very helpful. Whether it was with printing or with how to format the work I was given, there was always someone on hand to help.


  7. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  8. I was able to improve my ability to present during a client pitch exercise. I recieved practical advice about email management and personal branding. I also gained important insights into how law firms work. These skills and information recieved will undoubtedly prove to be useful as time goes on.


  9. How well structured was the insight?
  10. The scheme was very well structured - it was clear that a lot of effort had gone into ensuring that the scheme was as seamless as possible.


  11. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  12. The atmosphere during the scheme was generally very positive. Many of the people at the firm were friendly, approachable, and welcoming which was encouraging.


  13. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  14. We had a variety of sessions which were geared towards training and development. These ranged from email management and personal branding, to networking sessions and a client pitch exercise. There was plenty of investment by the firm.


  15. 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?
  16. During many of the sessions held by the firm, we were always told about a trainee's responsibiliites in a team or on a transaction. This was interesting because it illuminated to us what it would be like to actually work at the firm.


  17. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  18. The graduate recruitment team made an effort to give us insights into the firm's culture by organising events with the Firmwide Managing Partner and the Senior Partner. Hearing from both of them gave us significant insights into the culture at the firm.


  19. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  20. The content during the scheme significantly helped me in deciding on my future career path. Ultimately, it reaffirmed my previous desire to work at a commercial law firm and particularly at Linklaters.


  21. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  22. We were paid on a weekly basis for the work that we did at the firm.

  23. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  24. We had multiple opportunities to network with people at the firm throughout our scheme. But besides this, many of the people were more than happy to meet and chat for coffees throughout the scheme.


  25. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  26. The events were very well organised and extremely fun. We had a dinner, networking events, a trip to the theatre, and a farewell lunch.


  27. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  28. We were told about the diversity networks at the firm and the external activities they were involved in. However, we were not explicitly told about activities that employees could get involved in outside the firm. I found out about these through meeting lawyers at the firm in interactions that were not orchestrated by the recruitment team.


  29. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  30. Absolutely. I think it is a great opportunity to find out more about the law firm and grow your legal network.


  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Corporate Law

Central London and City

20th December 2019

Less than £ 10,000

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