2019 Winter Vac Scheme at Linklaters

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Commercial Law

9.1/10

About You
8.8
The Organisation
9.0
Everything Else

9.8

About You

Role Description

A day rate of 75 is paid.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Very much. You have an opportunity to experience a breadth of work and work with a breadth of people.

10/10

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

For all the work you complete it is explained how it fits into the broader project and how your contribution will help. For all the work i complete, even where it wasn't exactly right, I felt valued.

8/10

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

For all the work that you complete you are provided with detailed feedback. Perhaps the tasks could be explained a little better in the first instance.

8/10

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

The skills you learn are invaluable both in terms of work skills, and softer people skills.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured. However, it is upto you to plan your time and structure your day with in the greater structure of the vac scheme

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Everyone is super friendly, helpful and nice. There is a culture of learning and excellence.

9/10

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7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

You are provied detailed feedback for all the work that you comeplete. The firm also held IT training at the beggining of the scheme.

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?

You get a very raw picture of what everyday working life is like at the firm.

10/10

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

It was very helpful. There are plenty of opportunites to chat and network with lawyers and find out more about their experiances at the firm. As well as your experaince of the frim culture first hand.

9/10

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

Very helpful. Having first hand experiance of the everyday taks of lawyers is invaluable.

9/10

Other Information

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

I was paid a daily rate during my vac scheme.

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

The opporunities to meet and network are endless. Either within grad rec events or outside of grad rec as you work alongside lawyers in the office.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The social/ networking events were diverse and many in number. Excellent.

9/10

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

Yes, there are plenty of opporunities to get involved with probono work and sports teams.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, i would recomend it to anyone who is considering a career in law.

10/10

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