• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

I spent a week at Gateley Legal on their virtual Vacation Scheme 2021.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Throughout the week, I completed tasks in several departments at Gateley, including Corporate, Banking, Restructuring and Construction.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Definitely! I’ve learnt how to draft Share Purchase Agreements, use legal software like Clarilis, and write advisory notes to clients.

  • 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 fantastic to get an insight into so many different departments at Gateley. I feel like we were very indulged during the scheme as typically you would only do work for one department during a Vacation Scheme.

  • 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?
  • Extremely welcoming. I approached several partners and asked them if we could meet and have a chat!

  • 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 loved every moment!

  • 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
  • Definitely connect with trainees and partners on LinkedIn when completing your application. They are so keen to help you understand the firm and give you advice!

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

29th June 2021

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