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.
  • The vacation scheme involved a series of talks from each of the practice areas, along with research tasks that we had to complete. It also involved more informal social events.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Developed my skills for communication in a virtual setting. Ability to use Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

  • 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?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 3/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • It was informative to gain a wider insight into the different practice areas. As someone who came from a non-legal background, I felt that the vacation scheme was more suited to people who had already gained legal experience.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 3/5

  • 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 company culture was very friendly and helpful. Everyone was very willing to answer follow up questions and hand out emails for follow up discussions.

  • 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?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I enjoyed it a lot. Had I had more legal experience, I think I would have got more out of the scheme. Many of the tasks we were asked to do presupposed that you had already studied law, and were difficult to complete if you had'nt done do.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 3/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 3/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Gateley Legal
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Gateley Legal to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Gateley Legal
  • I would advise others to apply to Gateley Legal if they had already studied law. On the vacation scheme, I would recommend that they talk to as many people as possible and be proactive.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


West Midlands

July 2021

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