• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • We were given trainee-style tasks from a different practice area each day. Tasks were generally engaging and gave a good insight into the firm and the work of trainees.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • The placement was a great opportunity to develop legal and commercial skills like drafting documents, proof-reading, and analysing information.

  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 3/5

  • 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?
  • The placement also functions as an assessment to acquire a training contract. We had talks from various people within the firm and had plenty of opportunities to ask questions about the role and the opportunities available.

  • 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
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The culture was outstanding. At no point did I feel like I couldn’t ask questions from supervisors about the tasks. The staff were all really friendly and helpful, which made a huge difference to the experience.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • 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 enjoyed the placement very much. It was well organised and staff had clearly gone to great lengths to make sure it was enjoyable for everyone.

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

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

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

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

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Gateley Legal
  • Focus on doing well on the assessments and interviews, but also show your personality. Staff want to get to know you as people so make sure you put yourself forward.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


West Midlands

28th July 2021

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