Summer Scheme Student at RPC

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London
Review Date
Roles
Corporate Law

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4.9/5

About You
4.9
The Company
4.9
Everything Else
5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

RPC's summer scheme was a truly enjoyable experience. Both the work and the people at RPC are exceptional and you can sense that RPC has a different work environment to any other law firm. People here really value the insight of others and they make you feel welcomed from the get-go.
5 /5

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

I felt extremely valued during my time at RPC. Various lawyers and even partners took the time to meet me and discuss their work with me. I never felt like I was bothering anyone and everyone I talked to was happy to help me with whatever queries I had.
5 /5

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

I received a lot of guidance and support during the scheme. I was assigned both supervisor and a trainee buddy, both of which were very involved in what I was doing and wanted to help me succeed.
5 /5

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

The skills and information I got from the scheme will be helpful, despite the tasks I worked on being hypothetical. I still got to develop my presentation skills, while also getting constructive feedback on my drafting and research notes.
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

RPC's summer scheme was extremely well structured. I always knew what I was supposed to do and where I was supposed to be. The scheme was clearly structure for every single student, with that structure being clear to everyone.
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

RPC's general atmosphere was one of collaboration and cooperation. There was mutual respect between all of RPC's personnel, as well as between them and us, the summer scheme students. RPC's trainees also knew how to create a fun environment in which we could socialise and get a feel of how collegiate RPC's general atmosphere is.
5 /5

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

It was clear that a lot of work went into the Summer Scheme by RPC. The firm invested in the portal in which the scheme was based and it arranged so that its people would make the time to talk to us.
5 /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 firm made the best it could to give as a sense of what a full time role with RPC would feel like. We got a good understanding of the firm, despite the scheme being held online.
5 /5

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

I got a real sense of the company's culture, as I got to see its employees not just in presentations but also through my informal chats and virtual coffee-breaks.
5 /5

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

The scheme solidified my intention to practice law, as I thoroughly enjoyed all the tasks that were assigned to me. My interactions with so many of RPC's lawyers also made it clear to me that this is the path I want to go on.
5 /5

Everything Else

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

I was adequately paid for this experience.

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

There were a lot more opportunities than I expected to network and meet other employees during the Scheme, which were fully appreciated.
5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The networking and social event opportunities were truly fun and inclusive. We got to meet people from all departments of the the firm and from all levels in the (rather horizontal) hierarchy.
5 /5

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

I got to hear a lot about the individual hobbies of RPC's employees, as well as getting to know about the activities that RPC's trainees arrange for themselves, having formed true friendship bonds between them.
5 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would recommend RPC's summer scheme to a friend wholeheartedly, as I didn't only get to enhance my skills and experiences, but I also had fun while doing so.
5 /5