Rating

4.8/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Business Insight
    5.0
  • Culture
    4.7
  • Your Impressions
    4.7

Role Description

Attendee at the Herbert Smith Freehills First Year Workshop.

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • The First Year Workshop was a two day scheme where we were immersed into a range of activities and seminars to improve our understanding of Herbert Smith Freehills and of commercial law. There were networking sessions with various practice areas, as well as with trainees, associates and partners. We got an insight into the work that is undertaken at the firm and were able to ask questions. There was also a chocolate making social which was a lot of fun!


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I learnt and developed many skills during my time on the Herbert Smith Freehills First Year Workshop. Firstly, I was able to develop my teamwork skills as I had to work with other students to discuss a negotiation case and how we would go about handling it for our imaginary client, before arguing this with the opposing side. Additionally, I developed my communication and personal skills as I had to talk to several people over the course of the two days.


  • 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 great learning and understanding all about the business and potential roles available at the Herbert Smith Freehills First Year Workshop. There were plenty of opportunities to hear from various employees, from trainee level, associates and also partners at the firm. This allowed me to learn about career progression at Herbert Smith Freehills and the different opportunities that will be available to me as a graduate. Overall, it was very insightful for me as a student.


  • 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

    Culture

  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company culture and general atmosphere at Herbert Smith Freehills was very friendly and approachable. Despite being an extremely prestigious firm in the UK and worldwide, Herbert Smith Freehills employees are very friendly and were happy to answer any of our questions that we had. Not only did I feel very comfortable sending questions in but I felt encouraged to, as the fee earners made it very clear that they were there to help us and to support us.


  • 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?
  • I really enjoyed the First Year Workshop at Herbert Smith Freehills. The event allowed me to meet so many new people and to gain an exclusive insight into the firm and into commercial law more generally. I was fully immersed into a day in the life of a lawyer and there were several opportunities for me to learn about what I can do to boost my application further to secure vacation schemes in the future.


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

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • 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
  • One tip that I would give to other people applying to Herbert Smith Freehills is to research the firm. Commercial law is very competitive, especially in London and it is important to ensure that you have read extensively about the firm. I would also advise other people to be themselves! The firm is looking to hire people that fit into their culture, so it is important to show them what you character is truly like.


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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

15th April 2021


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