• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Vacation Scheme but for international students (Australian, indian and African)

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Really enjoyed my experience due to the interesting work, firm's inclusive culture, training sessions and the social events!


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I was given challenging but interesting work that required application of mind and attention to detail. I was always made to feel that my input and presence was appreciated.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My supervisors were very helpful throughout the internship. I felt I could approach them with any questions I had and they constantly checked-in to make sure I understood the work that had been assigned and that generally, I was having a good time assimilating in the firm. They also gave detailed feedback which was really helpful.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • On an average, I had something to keep me occupied on all days and except for 1-2 days did not have to stay back in office beyond 6-6:30 pm.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a fair amount of responsibility for a vacation scheme student, still studying in college without it getting overwhelming or frightening. Most of my work was reviewed by my supervisor. I worked on the first draft for the firm's trade law blog, did a definitions check for a derivatives agreement, prepared case summaries, checked cross-references in an opinion sent to a client and drafted a covering letter to the relevant government authorities in a pro-bono matter.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • My training here has helped me in multiple ways. I have learnt more about different practice areas and the kind of work they do. My drafting skills have also improved and I understand better how client-facing work should be presented. The sessions on personal development have made me more confident and social.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • I found the atmosphere to be fairly inclusive and welcoming. It can seem intimidating at first but people are not stiff or rude. Everyone is warm and although due to the size of the firm, a lot of people are complete strangers to one another, its still a very conducive work environment.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It was all really well planned. There was variety in the sessions and the socials were fantastic. Everything was very punctual and someone was always around. All the travel arrangements were well handled too and the payment was also transferred on time. Networking sessions were also organised and we were given freebies too!


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The firm very heavily invested in us including flying us in from different places in the world, arranging for us to stay in London, providing airport transfers and visa assistance too. In terms of personal training and development, they didn't just invest in terms of in-house lawyers engaging with us but also organised a special session with a professional coach to help us feel more confident before we began the vacation scheme.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Car

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home



  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Quite appealling! I will take up the offer of a Training Contract should I get offered one.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes! We really bonded with each other despite coming from different cultural backgrounds (easier to connect with some as compared to others but the social events really helped us interact with each other).


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • As in the rest of the City of London, the cost of living and socialising is high but the office canteen (Silks!) is amazing and fairly subsidised.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Uhh. Unsure. Fair amount of pubs and restaurants within walking distance.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes! They actively encouraged us to join their various clubs and sports groups as well as pro-bono work.


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Internship (1-4 Months)

20th December 2019

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