• 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 consisted of a combination of organised Firm talks/workshops and real-life work from your department. We were also encouraged to reach out to people outside of our department at the Firm. There were also two social events (one virtual and one in-person event).


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Yes. My technical research capabilities definitely improved as I was responsible for a lot of research-based tasks for my team. I also developed my confidence/networking capabilities as I was encouraged to speak to people across the Firm.

  • 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?
  • 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?
  • During the course of the vacation scheme, my knowledge regarding the business development side of BCLP definitely improved and I learnt first-hand from partners at the Firm how BCLP operates as a business, including how the Firm wins work from clients.

  • 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?
  • BCLP have a genuinely inclusive culture. This was the consensus among all employees of the Firm that I came into contact with.

  • 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 my vacation scheme at BCLP. It was enjoyable having a mixture of organised sessions, real work and the freedom to network with people from across the Firm. It was also great being able to come into the office and meet people in person, including the graduate recruitment team and my fellow vac schemers.

  • 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 Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Be yourself! There isn't 'one type' at BCLP and that was made clear to me after meeting people at the Firm and my fellow vac schemers.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


Central London and City

July 2021

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