Vacation Scheme

by Gateley Legal


  • Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Although the experience was virtual, Gateley managed to organise a great schedule. Each day focused on a different department, in which we were set tasks to do alongside attending multiple interactive talks from solicitors in the particular sector. The tasks were in Corporate, Banking and Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Construction. At the end of the day there were fun socials to attend (an escape room, a murder mystery and in-person trainee dinner).


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • The tasks set enabled me to learn new skills. For example, drafting a sale and purchase agreement, putting together an advisory note about collateral warranties and third party rights and a letter before action and a license to occupy. However, still awaiting feedback!

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • Gateley gave a great insight into the roles across different sectors within the legal profession. The conversations with Gateley's solicitors were very genuine. I felt very comfortable arranging a teams meeting with solicitors (and partners) if I had further career questions, and was encouraged to do so.

  • 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?
  • The atmosphere was extremely friendly. Hard working individual's but also valued a great work-life balance.

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

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 4/5

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

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I valued the amount of opportunities to gain an insight into different departments. This worked well for me as someone who wanting to learn as much as possible about each department before starting my legal career. The work was very challenging for someone who hasn't done legal work before, so I am interested to hear the feedback in regards to the work. The socials at the end of the day were great.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • 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
  • Be yourself!

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


South East

June 2021

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