• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Two-week vacation scheme at the firm. Have the opportunity to meet lots of different people and get stuck into real-life work


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Had regular virtual coffees with people at the firm and a daily catch-up with my supervisor. Completed tasks for deadlines on specific days and took part in a number of extra activities including group projects and workshops on commercial and insurance law. In the evenings there were social opportunities including virtual escape rooms and drinks.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • During my time on the scheme I was able to develop my teamwork skills when completing the group exercise, I was also able to develop resilience in relation to the work I was completing as sometimes the days were long and some pieces of work were harder than others. Finally, I developed communication skills as I was able to speak to a lot of different people.

  • 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 really beneficial to learn about the business and the potential roles available. I was able to learn about the specific jobs that trainees do in a number of different seats and what the day to day workload is like.

  • 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?
  • The culture was so inclusive, people at all levels were always willing to meet with me and give me an insight into their role and how they view the firm's culture. During the culture project, I learnt how collaborative and forward-thinking the firm was and how it strives to continue making its culture better by being more inclusive.

  • 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 thoroughly enjoyed the insight, I could not fault the scheme in any way. I felt that I was able to learn so much about the firm and its culture as well as the work that they do. In addition, there was a number of great social events that facilitated developing relationships with my peers.

  • 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 RPC
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend RPC to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to RPC
  • Research into the firm as much as you can and reach out to people at the firm, everyone is genuinely willing to talk to you and share their insights. Always try and give everything you can into your time at RPC and throw yourself into all activities if you can fit them in.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

12th July 2021

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