Rating

4.5/5
  • About You
    4.5
  • The Company
    4.4
  • Everything Else
    4.6

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • It was very positive and very well organised. A great mix of social events and proper work allowed us to see the firm in an accurate light

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I felt the lawyers cared about my time at the firm, and the level of feedback showed they had read my work in detail

    4/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • There was constant support from many avenues, from my supervisor, trainee buddy, the HR team and even more senior lawyers dropping in

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • They were very transferable skills, such as reporting, publication-writing, drafting, court submissions etc

    5/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • Although the quantity of work was high (perhaps too much for a 4-day vac scheme), the quality of work was fascinating so I didn't mind too much

    4/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Very positive environment throughout! Everyone was in high spirits and made me feel very welcome

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I believe they cared about my development, to the extent where my feedback focused on what the work had intended to teach me, which was very pleasing

    4/5

  • 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?
  • The level and quality of work matched the firm's work very closely. This was perhaps the best aspect of the scheme, that I felt like we were being tested on genuine firm skills and work

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • Very helpful in discovering the firm's culture and the many overviews/presentations we had about the firm helped me to shape a true understanding of how the firm works

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • The interest I took in the tasks was due to the fact that it attracted me massively to the work of a corporate lawyer, especially at the firm.

    5/5

    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?
  • The organising team factored in a lot of time for making our own connections with other lawyers, and all the lawyers I contacted were very happy to spare 20/30 mins to chat. Very kind considering their incredibly busy schedules

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • Although tricky over a virtual environment, I thought they went very well. The social events consisted of a pub quiz and an escape room which were both very enjoyable - well done Grad Rec!

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • There was ample opportunity for this and, again, the quality and quantity of these opportunities offered to the firm's lawyers was very impressive

    4/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Absolutely

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Tax Law

Central London and City

July 2020


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