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 Legal/Law

10.0/10

About You
10.0
The Organisation
10.0
Everything Else

10.0

About You

Role Description

International clerks are assigned research/drafting/proof reading and other similar tasks over the course of the scheme, to hone legal and commercial skills.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight into the firm was extremely rewarding and enriching. The teams are cohesive, encouraging, and supportive. The work the firm undertakes is of the highest quality, and the experience is unparalelled. Lots of events are organised to help you to get to know the group, which is truly special.

10/10

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

I felt valued throughout my time at linklaters.

10/10

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

There was considerable guidance/support in the form of Principals, Trainee Buddies and Graduate Recruitment Advisors.

10/10

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

The skills developed are essential to being a commercial lawyer, and excelling as a legal professional in a changing world. Important skills acquired through training at Linklaters include drafting, research, negotiation, and attention to detail.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The vacation scheme was well structured and allowed students to gain a range of different experiences. Sessions are organised that help you learn about the various practice areas of the firm, which are really helpful. The time spent in the scheme is divided into 2 departments, which allows you to get to know two different groups.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

It was very enjoyable, lively, and exciting.

10/10

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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 invests in training its international clerks by arranging sessions covering not only legal practice areas but also on personal/professional development, social etiquette and technology.

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?

International clerks get a good sense of what it feels like to be working at linklaters during the scheme. This is because we have the opportunity to interact with two different teams within the firm, attend social events, and undertake real work, while also observing it.

10/10

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

The insight provided a great perspective on how friendly, warm, welcoming, and encouraging the team at Linklaters is.

10/10

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

The structure of the scheme is such that it helps you decide whether being a corporate/commercial lawyer is the right decision for you. The firm offers a very realistic perspective on what a day in the life of a linklaters' lawyer is, and this is helpful in making important decisions. The firm also tells international clerks about opportunities that would be available to them should they join the firm, which is beneficial to decision making.

10/10

Other Information

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

The stipend we received was very generous, and ensured that we could enjoy our time in the city comfortably.

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

Yes - many social events were organised where we had a chance to interact with lawyers across practice areas and levels of seniority.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

They were very well organised and enjoyable. The events were varied, ranging from ice skating, plays, escape rooms, and cooking challenges to more formal networking breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Additionally, the firm has an open-door policy, and interns have the opportunity to set up coffee/lunch dates with lawyers in the firm that they want to get to know better.

10/10

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

Yes, the graduate recruitment team ensured that we had the opportunity to learn about the various facilities at the firm, such as the fitness centre, and about the various committees and groups that exist within the firm, such as the trainee social committee, as well as about other opportunities such as music lessons.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes.

10/10

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