• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Participated in workshops, attended talks, joined networking sessions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Attending workshops, talks, and networking with members of the firm


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Mediation techniques, legal tech knowledge, practice areas of the firm, teamwork, etc.

  • 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?
  • Quite insightful and I was able to understand what the firm is looking for and prepare better for the upcoming application season.

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

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 4/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Very friendly and approachable, trainees were keen to answer our questions and even senior associates took time to share with us and answer our questions, even though we are on a First Year Insight Scheme only.

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

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 4/5

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

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Quite well, I was personally abroad so did not receive the same materials but it did not affect my overall experience which was amazing and insightful.

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

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

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Herbert Smith Freehills
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Herbert Smith Freehills to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Research the firm and understand their work - the application form is quite straightforward so do your due diligence well and you should be fine.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


13th April 2021

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