• 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 had scheduled sessions each day put on by the firm which varied from giving us an insight into the strategy of the firm, Practice area overviews and talks with Graduate Recruitment Partners, the Senior Partner and the Firmwide Managing Partner. We also were given tasks which were to be assessed as part of the Training Contract assessment. We were also allowed to reach out to anyone in the firm and have 'virtual coffee chats' where we could network and ask questions.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have developed my time management skills as there is a lot to juggle over the course of two weeks. I have also developed my communication and interpersonal skills as a lot of the scheme involved networking and communicating with different people across the firm. I learnt some more technical skills required to be a trainee such as reading through commercial contracts, detail-oriented work and writing succinctly and clearly.

  • 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?
  • It was really helpful to see how one could progress professionally throughout the business and also the role that the Business Development teams and support staff play in the wider strategy of the firm.

  • 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 culture was phenomenal- everyone was so friendly and easy to talk to from the partners all the way to the trainees. People are important to Linklaters and it really showed throughout the scheme. The commitment to Diversity and Inclusion is very real and apparent and the consistency of this message throughout the firm made it clear that it was not tokenistic. Socials throughout the scheme reflected the vibe of the firm- friendly, fun and light-hearted.

  • 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 the scheme from the work which was both challenging at times but always rewarding, to meeting the people at the firm from the Managing Partner to the Graduate Recruitment Team and the culture of the firm which is so important to me. It exceeded my expectations and I am very hopeful that I am given a Training Contract with the firm so I can become a 'Lifer' like so many of the lawyers we met during the scheme.

  • 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 Linklaters
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Linklaters to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Linklaters
  • Be enthusiastic, ask questions and be proactive. Don't doubt yourself- Linklaters want a diverse group of lawyers so go for it!

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Legal/Law

Central London and City

16th August 2021

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