• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • I was mainly tasked with research tasks for the departments that I worked in. I researched the UK rare earth industry and Brexit developments. I conducted due diligence tracking with Trainees for a client. I also did pro bono work related to maternity leave. I had many opportunities to network within the organisation too with colleagues from across the firm.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I developed my skills in producing research further. The Vacation Scheme was a good opportunity to develop my existing skills further but I found it most useful for providing me with a first-hand insight into the work of corporate lawyers.

  • 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?
  • I gained a much better understanding of day-to-day activities of Trainees first-hand. I also appreciated being able to network with colleagues from across the firm to gain insights into many different areas, even if I was not sitting in that department.

  • 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 working culture is fantastic and has been a significant reason why I chose Baker McKenzie for my Training Contract. All colleagues were very friendly and willing to make time to have a networking session. The diversity of the firm is also really fantastic with many diversity committees which emerged organically through the initiatives of the firm's employees. There are also many pro bono and CSR opportunities.

  • 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?
  • I really enjoyed working at Baker McKenzie because of the work culture and the colleagues I worked with. The scheme was also very well organised and all vacation scheme participants had many opportunities to interact too in socials.

  • 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
  • 5/5

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

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Baker McKenzie
  • Make sure you prepare for the application process. Practice the online tests beforehand if you are not from a legal background. For the interviews, make sure you have researched the firm well and understand some of their recent or current projects. The firm are interested in you as a person and your values, so show how these relate to the culture and values of the firm too.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Corporate Law

South East

July 2021

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