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  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

Virtual two week internship sitting in two different departments, completing various trainee-style tasks alongside attending workshops and networking events.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Each week was spent in a different department of the firm, where you are assigned a supervisor and trainee buddy as well as set tasks to complete throughout the week. Your day will be spent getting to know your team, completing your tasks and attending planned events such as learning sessions, talks and networking events. The tasks were a real mix of research and legal work, mirroring real-life tasks undertaken by trainees.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Yes; I strongly developed my writing, research and structuring skills in undertaking the tasks. I learned how to answer questions in a concise and commercially relevant way, which will be useful to clients as well as lawyers. I also learnt good communication and team-work skills through my supervisor's feedback, developing my ability to keep my team updated and manage expectations.

  • 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?
  • Really empowering. I felt truly a part of the firm and able to clearly picture a long-term future there, but at the same time, learning so much about the firm's business is a transferable area of knowledge; I felt like the scheme helped me better understand the overall business of law firms.

  • 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?
  • Second to none. Culture is the firm's selling point - the people are truly supportive and forthcoming, as well as genuinely up for a laugh!

  • 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?
  • It was a truly dynamic experience - very intense but very rewarding. I was so sad for it to end!

  • 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
  • Don't be afraid to show your personality. RPC is a truly inclusive firm that values genuine passion - they want individuals, not the "perfect" candidate.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

13th July 2021

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