Summer Scheme Student Review

by RPC

Best Student Employer


  • 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 two week summer scheme based in the London office. The role involved undertaking work fairly typical of a trainee at a law firm, including research, drafting, etc. This was done alongside a variety of other daily activities including workshops, group projects, presentations, Q&A sessions, etc. Some nights would then involve a social event, such as a meal or drinks.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • A have developed a lot of legal knowledge in a short space of time. My research and legal writing skills have improved drastically. The experience was also a good opportunity to build my networking skills with a wide variety of people.

  • 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 a steep learning curve, but a welcomed opportunity. The insight you get working at the firm in a short space of time is invaluable and far more than you could ever get from other means such as internet research and law webinars. You gain a great insider appreciation for the business and get to interact with a variety of people of varying levels of seniority.

  • 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?
  • Very open and approachable. Every person I interacted with was very engaging and happy to invest time into me, either to explain their work, any interesting developments, or just answer any other questions I had.

  • 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 thoroughly enjoyed the scheme. The two weeks involved long hours and were intense, but the the experience gained was invaluable, and the people you get to meet are fantastic, meaning that the whole experience is worthwhile.

  • 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
  • Take the time to apply for the scheme. It is a long but worthwhile process. The experience you will gain will be highly valuable to you.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law


July 2023

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