• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Virtual scheme with Gateley legal. We had various meetings with different members of the company, whilst also completing tasks for different departments. There were also numerous socials throughout the week.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • We had a great insight into the firm - there were numerous departmental talks where we could learn about the work that they do and the tasks trainees would be given. Throughout the week we were given tasks similar to that of a trainee. There were also numerous socials so we could get to know the team at Gateley Legal more and receive a greater insight into their culture.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I developed team working skills and interpersonal skills. I learnt drafting skills and learnt how to analyse accounts. I got experience in the corporate team, banking team, restructuring team and construction team which are areas of law that I did not have experience in and therefore learnt a lot about these areas.

  • 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?
  • The team at Gateley legal were all very approachable and happy to answer any questions. They spoke about support and progression within the business. We specifically learnt about the role of a trainee solicitor and the skills courses provided through this role in order to progress and develop. Progression at the firm was shown to be of great importance and there are many opportunities for trainees.

  • 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?
  • Everyone was extremely friendly and approachable. The supportive culture of the firm was evident and the atmosphere was relaxed yet professional and motivational.

  • 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?
  • The insight was a great experience and it was organised well considering it was the first virtual scheme the firm had done. We were given high-quality work and a lot of support through the scheme. The social element was great and gave the scheme a fun and friendly element. It exceeded expectations and I would recommend the insight to anyone interested in the firm.

  • 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 Gateley Legal
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Gateley Legal to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Gateley Legal
  • Get to know the firm before applying so you can understand and appreciate its values and culture. Be yourself and be proactive in getting to know employees.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


29th June 2021

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