Rating

4.9/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Business Insight
    5.0
  • Culture
    4.7
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Gained an insight into the operations of an international corporate law firm, shadowing a Real Estate Associate for a week. Sat in on client meetings and collaborated with trainees to contribute to current cases. Developed my researching, drafting, commercial awareness and client communication capabilities.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Developed my researching, drafting, commercial awareness and client communication capabilities.


  • 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 Scheme provided a valuable insight into the firm and its operations. Individuals at the firm were incredibly approachable and interactive, with a number of workshops and 1:1 meetings providing the opportunity to ask questions in relation to the firm itself and their training contract opportunity.


  • 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 struck me as both supportive and collaborative. Each individual at the firm was approachable and communicative. Despite the scheme being virtual, I was lucky enough to be able to spend one day in the office where I found the atmosphere of the office to be incredibly friendly with a relaxed team coffee catch up in the morning before starting work. The open plan design of the office mitigates the hierarchical structure and reinforces the firm's collaborative and united atmosphere.


  • 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 personally really enjoyed the Simmons & Simmons vacation scheme. I found it incredibly valuable, and really enjoyed the breadth of workshops and networking opportunities offered as well as the chance to get involved in various tasks and projects.


  • 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 Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Simmons & Simmons LLP to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Make the most of the opportunities offered to you on the scheme, including the numerous opportunities to ask questions.


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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Corporate Law

South West

June 2021


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