• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • I completed a series of hypothetical tasks. This involved research tasks, summarising case law and writing letters to clients and lawyers. I met with my supervisor each day to catch up on my tasks and how my day had been. I also had feedback calls with my supervisor to discuss how I did in each task. We also completed a group project looking at RPC's culture.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I developed my legal research skills during the scheme and my time management - I had a lot of work to complete during the week and so I effectively prioritised tasks and managed my time. I developed my networking skills through the various networking events put on by RPC and through meeting lots of people in the different departments I was sat in over the course of the scheme.

  • 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?
  • RPC gave us a very good insight during the scheme about life as trainee - this was through interacting with current trainees, working on typical trainee-style tasks as well and getting involved in the business development side of things such as writing an article for the trainee business blog. I met people throughout the firm at all levels of seniority and so was able to get a very well-rounded insight into 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?
  • Everyone was so friendly and welcoming even from before the start of the scheme. In the run-up to the scheme the firm kept in close contact with us with updates on the firm and put us in touch with a trainee buddy before starting. During the scheme we had social events organised as well as workshops to find out more about the diversity initiatives at the firm and I heard anecdotally about social events during the year.

  • 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 loved my time at the firm. The work was challenging but enjoyable and I received really positive feedback from my supervisors. Everyone I met was very friendly and welcoming and was really interested in getting to know me as much as I was interested in getting to know them. The scheme exceeded my expectations and I'm delighted that I will be joining the firm as a trainee.

  • 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 RPC
  • 5/5

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

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to RPC
  • The assessment centre for the vacation scheme was challenging but I felt it tested my abilities very fairly. Even though the interviewers have a set list of questions they interacted well with what I said and I felt they were interested in getting to know me and what I could offer. It was easy to prepare for the scheme as we had a pre-joining workshop with advice on how to prepare for day one. I also spoke to my trainee buddy ahead of the scheme and RPC gave us advice on how to prepare for the scheme.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


Central London and City

18th August 2021

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