Throughout the scheme, I was able to gain a valuable insight into the operations and culture of the firm through various practice overviews and meeting with members of the firm - of varying levels of seniority. In addition to these organised events, I also undertook a wide variety of legal work which included drafting client emails, research tasks into financial agreements and other various trainee assignments.
I was able to develop my skill of time management throughout my time at the scheme, as I was constantly having to balance the work given to us, along with attending socials/practice events and meetings that I organised to gain a better insight into the firm. I was also able to develop interpersonal skills such as effective communication, through networking with various members of the firm and drafting emails directed to clients.
The scheme was very informative and provided me with significant information about the business that the firm undertakes and the future objectives that the firm is aspiring to achieve. I was also able to deepen my knowledge about the business through speaking to various trainees and associates, which provided me with a range of perspectives regarding the work that the firm does and the potential roles that would be available to me in the future.
I was able to effectively gauge the firm’s diverse and inclusive culture throughout the scheme. I had the benefit of speaking to senior members of the firm, who were able to provide me with a valuable insight into the firm’s diverse initiatives. The authenticity of the firm particularly stood out to me and reinforced my notion of Linklaters being a firm that is genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion.
I thoroughly enjoyed the insight into the firm during my vacation scheme, which only served to deepen my understanding of the operations and culture of the firm, as well as its unique global strategy.
I would definitely recommend undertaking in-depth research before applying to the firm, in order to see whether the firm's culture and values align with your own personal values. In addition to this, I would recommend networking with any individuals that are associated with Linklaters, which would be beneficial in gaining a greater insight into the firm and the type of work that it undertakes whilst applying to the firm.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Central London and City
17th August 2021