• About You
  • The Company
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    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?
  • I really enjoyed the Virtual Vacation Scheme offered by the firm. We were allocated a Trainee Buddy in our chosen seat and had virtual coffees with other members of the department. The webinars were very interesting and it was clear that the sessions had been well thought out and prepared. Although unfortunately, it was not possible to undertake real tasks for the department, I very much enjoyed writing a position statement for a 'pretend' case and learned a great deal in doing so.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • No hesitation from me giving top marks for this. The Graduate Recruitment Team really went above and beyond for all of us to feel valued and connected with the firm and among ourselves.


  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the virtual experience?
  • The only reason that I have taken the mark slightly down is that I think the Trainee Buddies could have been more involved in our day to day during the week.


  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The webinars were very informative. They have strengthen my understanding of commercial law in general as well as given me insight into different practice areas that I had not considered before.


    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the virtual experience?
  • In general, excellent. We were given a clear schedule with the different webinars and activities. The week was full of interesting talks and two programmed social activities (a trainee lunch and an escape room activity). The only reason I have taken the mark slightly down is that the deadline for submission of our tasks kept changing/wasn't clear from the outset.


  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your virtual experience?
  • Wonderful. Some of us vacation schemers had met online through LinkedIn even before the scheme started. We were taken aback by how well we connected with one another from the start. Further, all the panelists and the graduate team really lived up to the firm's positive culture reputation. This was obvious from their demeanor and the care and patience with which they answers all our questions.


  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 5/5

  • 8. To what extent did the virtual experience help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?
  • I think that I gained a great insight into what training in the firm looks like.


  • 9. How much did the virtual experience help you in understanding the company culture?
  • 5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • I already knew that I want to train in this firm, but it has definitely strengthen my resolve.


    Everything Else

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

  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • Yes. Graduate Recruitment and our Training Buddy were helpful to arrange virtual coffees, but we were encouraged to reach out to the speakers and other lawyers ourselves. Everyone I spoke with was receptive and extremely generous with their time.


  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • We had two events organised for us, an escape room activity and a trainee lunch. They were both great.


  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Definitely. We had an entire session discussing the firm's pro bono and volunteering opportunities as well as other social events, from sport to music.


  • 15. Would you recommend this virtual experience to a friend?
  • Without hesitation.


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Virtual Experience

15th June 2020

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