Vacation Scheme Intern at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
HKSAR
Review Date

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4.3/5

The Role
4.4
The Company
3.8
The Culture
4.8

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I highly enjoyed my internship at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. The programme was well designed, with numerous learning sessions and coffee chats (virtual).
5 /5

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I highly felt valued by my colleagues. My supervisor would come to me from time to time to see if I was doing okay. Everyone was super nice and approachable. It was a friendly and warm environment to work in.
5 /5

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I was assigned to a trainee buddy and fee-earner buddy who were both very supportive all the way.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was fairly occupied with tasks assigned to me and I worked several days overtime to complete them. The workload in general is quite reasonable and manageable.
5 /5

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given real responsibility for tasks such as legal research and writing. I presented some findings on recent legal updates in front of my HK and Singapore colleagues with the use of PowerPoint and newsletter. I also attended a client's meeting with my supervisor.
5 /5

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

My training hugely consolidated my knowledge and skills learned in school as I was able to apply them in a real work context. It enhances my legal know-how and allows me to establish a practical mindset to solve real clients' problems.
4 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

friendly and warm
5 /5

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

very well
5 /5

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

networking through virtual coffee chats with colleagues in different offices, eg. HK, London and Singapore
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Working from home
5 /5

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

am not offered with any training contract
1 /5

The Culture

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

yes everyone was very nice
5 /5

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Quarry Bay has a diverse selection of expensive and affordable food.
5 /5

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

A number of bars are nearby but unfortunately closed during COVID
5 /5

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

there were a number of socializing activities organized, e.g. drinking at Sugars, team lunch, etc. but were unfortunately canceled for COVID and work from home arrangement
5 /5