During our 2 day scheme, we participated in many activities that facilitated our understanding of the work, people, and ethos of HSF. From networking with trainees and partners, to completing a dynamic negotiations exercise, we developed the skills that are fundamental for trainee solicitors. Moreover, there were plenty of socialising activities (such as a fun chocolate making workshop!) that allowed all of the participants to collaborate and network with each other.
I have developed my insights into what is expected and required of a trainee solicitor. From developing my negotiation skills to learning how to communicate with key personnel, my skills have definitely been enhanced by attending the HSF First Year Scheme. I have also learnt much more about FinTech and the use of legal AI in allowing law firms like HSF to provide the best client service possible in the most efficient manner.
The graduate recruitment team and speakers all made it very easy to understand what is required in the role of a HSF solicitor, particularly what is expected of a trainee. Through an in depth trainee networking session, I developed my understanding of the daily structure of a trainee's working day, as well as how they utilise their skills in their work.
The HSF culture and general atmosphere was very friendly and approachable - I felt very comfortable asking questions and getting to know the firm in a much more detailed and insightful way. The socialising sessions also showed me how key HSF values establishing and developing relationships with those you collaborate with.
I thoroughly enjoyed the HSF First Year Scheme! It was an amazing way to learn more about the firm in a friendly and approachable environment in which I could learn a lot about HSF's work and culture from people who work there every day. It was also a great experience to meet and collaborate with like-minded individuals, as well attending amazing social events too.
I would recommend for people to thoroughly research the firm, and make sure that you portray your unique personality and experiences across is a good fashion.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
14th April 2021