• Skills
  • Business Insight
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  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Generally we were set tasks by our supervisors or trainee buddies to work on independently. We also had daily opportunities to attend department and client meetings. We spoke to people outside of our department too, either through networking events or by getting in touch proactively. The vac scheme included a few fun socials as well!


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I learnt a lot of soft skills on the scheme - how to interact professionally yet informally with partners in the firm, how to behave with clients, how to communicate clearly over zoom. I also learnt research and presentation skills. The scheme also improved my time management skills as I had to juggle and prioritise different tasks. My teamwork skills were strengthened on the scheme while working on our group presentation.

  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • I definitely gained a better understanding of the firm as a business - we had to do a client pitch which helped me consider pricing and strategy. The lunch with the management committee also provided an insight into the business side. I was already quite well-informed about potential roles but we also found out more about how the training works.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 4/5

  • 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 general atmosphere was great. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, which was helped by some fun social events. Partners were approachable and easy to talk to.

  • 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 really enjoyed this vacation scheme! There was a good balance of work and fun socialising opportunities. I also felt that our time was busy but not too jam-packed, which was helped by the fact that it was three weeks long.

  • 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 Baker McKenzie
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Baker McKenzie to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Baker McKenzie
  • It's hard to come up with original advice but I would say to research the firm thoroughly so you have some tailored bits of info in your application. Try to meet people from the firm at open days, law fairs or online events so you get a good sense of the culture. Practice watson glasers too!

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


Central London and City

July 2021

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