• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

I spent two weeks sat in the Banking R&I team. I attended timetabled sessions, completed a project task and participated in a client pitch exercise. I balanced these responsibilities with work assigned to me by my Principal.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • I attended timetabled sessions ranging from practice area overviews to a presentation by the Firmwide Managing Partner. I completed work for my Principal - such as researching letters of credit or drafting an agency fee letter. I set up virtual coffees with lawyers to build my network and gain insight into the firm.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I honed my resource and work management skills by successfully balancing the project task, work assigned and timetabled sessions. I developed my interpersonal skills by setting up six virtual coffees and gaining insight from the firm’s lawyers about my areas of interest. The client pitch exercise improved my commercial awareness, teamwork and oral/written communication skills.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • It was very insightful. I learned how Linklaters operates as a commercial law firm. This included how lawyers work from deal origination to completion. However, it also included the role of business teams and the firm's innovation arm.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Very inclusive. The firm has an emphasis on 'one team' and 'integrity' as two of its values and it lives these in practice. For example, I tested positive for COVID-19 near the end of the scheme and the level of support was incredible. Everyone I spoke to during the scheme was warm, open and eager to offer insight.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Very much - 5/5.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Linklaters
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Linklaters to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Linklaters
  • Iron out your specific reasons for applying to Linklaters. Engage with the firm before you apply to show your motivation and gain insight into the firm. Do this by attending virtual events (e.g. Legal Cheek) or trying to get on to one of the firm's pre-application programmes or workshops.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Banking and Finance Law

8th January 2021

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