Vacation Scheme Student

by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

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Rating

4.5/5
  • Skills
    4.5
  • Business Insight
    4.3
  • Culture
    4.7
  • Your Impressions
    4.3

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Took part in tasks that are what a typical trainee would do at the firm. We also had to have meetings with other Vacation Schemers as we also needed to prepare for our presentations. We could also attend team meetings and departmental sessions to build a wider understanding of the firm.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I learned more about time management and ensuring I did not overextend my capacity. Furthermore, there was also an interesting development session where we established our own communication styles through a specific formula. Mover, within my team I developed my drafting and writing skills making sure I was accurate in what I wrote.


  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • This really helped. It gave you a sense of what a law firm does, how it makes money but also monitor the financial performance of individuals through systems like tracking billing hours. I learned more about the increasing issue with staff retention and how the law firm is adapting to marketing themselves as different to the competition.


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

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5

    Culture

  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • BCLP has a big emphasis on its culture. There is a flat hierarchy where the open plan offices are shared with all fee-earners, from paralegals to partners. Everyone makes an effort to be approachable and friendly. There is also an effort to make you feel like part of the team whilst you're at the firm as well.


  • 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?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • The team and the culture were great. It did exceed my expectations, even though I was aware of BCLP's inclusive culture and friendliness.


  • 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 Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Honestly, do your research. Really understand why you would like to apply to BCLP. Do not just look on their website, alternate your sources and build your own idea. It will also help you when it comes to structuring a strong detailed interview answer.


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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Legal/Law

Central London and City

June 2022


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