• 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 scheme included a mix of group sessions (e.g. practice overviews, Q&As, talks from partners, etc.), a two-part project, a trainee simulation task, tasks set by my principal in my seat, and coffee chats I organised with employees to hear about a topic of interest to me. There were also socials in the evenings (incl. a virtual murder mystery!) and a client pitch exercise.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I learned a lot about the firm: its culture, its values, its internal structure and how individual teams work with each other, etc. I also learned a lot about the people who work at the firm through individual chats where I heard about their experiences. The project helped me develop my commercial awareness and attention to detail, as well as my communication skills. The client pitch exercise was a great way to practice presenting.

  • 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?
  • I got a good insight into the trainee role, and in particular the role of trainees at Linklaters. I also learned a lot about how that role develops as one becomes more senior.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • friendly: people were very welcoming, eager to get to know me and by background and to hear about my experience on the scheme dynamic: everyone was clearly very bright and worked very hard diverse and inclusive: there was a strong emphasis on D&I and the people I met very much reflected this sociable: people seemed to genuinely like one another and to enjoy working together

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

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I very much enjoyed the insight. There was a great mix of activities to keep me busy and to make each day interesting. It was stressful to some extent as I knew I was being assessed, but people were always trying to put me at my ease and to support me in getting to know the firm and improving my understanding of the trainee role. I would definitely do the scheme again!

  • 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 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
  • - work on your commercial awareness - tailor your application to the firm - attend firm presentations (they are genuinely helpful in providing material to talk about in your application)

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

Central London and City

17th August 2021

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