• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Virtual summer vacation scheme - 1 week


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • We had a series of sessions from solicitors across the firm, giving an overview of their different practice areas via Teams. Several of these involved a task that we worked on around the sessions. We also had sessions on diversity and inclusion, and business development, as well as several social events.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • The tasks were really useful to put the knowledge we'd learnt from the sessions into practice.

  • 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 to hear from different people about how they got into law and their motivations for choosing their practice areas.

  • 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
  • 4/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Everyone was really friendly and welcoming. They all seemed to want to help and support us throughout the week, which was reassuring. The social events were a good way to bring people together in a more informal setting (less pressure!). Gateley clearly do lots of charity work which is great.

  • 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 found it really useful - meeting people and learning about their areas of practice was invaluable. It was a good insight into the company culture and it was reassuring to find everyone extremely friendly and helpful. We were encouraged to speak to people outside of the arranged sessions, which made it feel like we were important to 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
  • Let your personality come through in the process and make sure you take advantage of all the opportunities having access to the firm gives during the vacation scheme. Ask intelligent questions whenever you can! Doing it virtually is hard work though - take breaks to walk around and ease your legs (mine got a bit numb sitting down all day).

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


29th June 2021

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