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Role Description

HSF First Year Workshop


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Over the course of two days, I gained insight into HSF, the type of work they do and their clients. There were also opportunities to network with trainees and senior associates too. On the first day I attended an ADR workshop and on the second day I attending a workshop on how to improve my technical skills when approaching a case study.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have improved my technical skills, especially how to approach a case study. For instance asking questions, inference and deducting meaning from the given facts.

  • 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 overwhelming at first but very insightful. The skills needed for each role are transferable and it is likely you will work with other practice areas too.

  • 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 welcoming and friendly. The hosts, trainee solicitors and senior associates who I spoke with in the breakout rooms answered all my questions and were very eager to make sure we understood their roles and gave us tips too.

  • 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?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I really enjoyed every aspect, especially the ADR workshop and the workshop centred on technology as well as the case study workshop.

  • 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 Have an interest in commercial law

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


14th April 2021

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