• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Two week vacation scheme


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Practice area presentations; diversity and inclusion network fair; social events; legal research; attending client calls; delivering a group pro bono presentation


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Learnt more about the trainee/supervisor relationship

  • 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
  • 4/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • Provided with a good overview of the business and had the opportunity to speak with the firm's CEO during a Q&A session

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 4/5

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

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


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • This is difficult to experience virtually but everyone I spoke to was very friendly! People made a conscious effort to arrange calls which gave you a good idea of the culture

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

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 3/5

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

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, although it was very intense and difficult to attend all the presentations alongside completing tasks set by my supervisor

  • 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
  • 4/5

  • 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
  • Get to know the firm first before applying by attending an open day. Be prepared for the case study/scenario exercise!

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


19th April 2021

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