• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Attended departmental presentations almost everyday explaining what each department does and the work they specialise in. Got invovled with competition and corporate work, creating legal research notes and helping to resedarch key areas.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Yes, research skills have improved. Presentation skills have also dramatically improved.

  • 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?
  • Very good. We were given daily presentation on the potential departments we could qualify into and what a trainee within this department would do. we also found out more about their non-law related initiatives such as diversity and inclusion.

  • 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?
  • Very good! Everyone was extremely friendly, supportive and understanding. Supervisors were very receptive and keen to make sure we were not overworked but also got a good hands on feel for the work done.

  • 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?
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the vac scheme. Felt like I was really valued and also not overworked. Got a good insight into the firm's values, culture and work.

  • 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 Herbert Smith Freehills
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Herbert Smith Freehills to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Show a geniune interest in the firm. They are so different to other city law firms there is a wide range of things to say that shows you have a genuine interest for working at HSF. Everyone is extremely friendly which is such a booster for confidence on interviews! Be receptive to learning new things.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

Central London and City

22nd July 2021

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