Vacation Scheme 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 scheme was organised to spend a week in two different departments. Whilst there were many interesting talks / workshops / networking / socials, the emphasis was on spending time in departments completing the work of a trainee. The departments I spent time in made great effort to get me involved in real client work, which included (amongst other things): Drafting emails to clients, attending conferences with counsel and legal research.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • My attention to detail and time management skills were tested and honed during the two week scheme. Each day there were workshops / networking / socials to attend, that you had to balance around the work provided by your supervisors in each department. It was challenging but incredibly useful and good practice for a future career in law. My knowledge of the two areas of law has also significantly expanded.

  • 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 interesting given that RPC has such a diverse range of specialisms. After the 2 weeks, I feel as though I understand the business and its USP.

  • 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?
  • Great effort was made by the Early Talent Team, each department, as well as everyone else I had to opportunity to talk to, to make the vacation schemers feel welcome. I genuinely felt like a member of the team of each department I spent time in. Overall it is apparent RPC takes its culture very seriously. Every law firm says they have a nice culture, but I can confirm that RPC does.

  • 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. I particularly liked how both departments made an effort to include me in real client work.

  • 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
  • Research the firm and its USP, have solid reasons as to why you want to pursue a career in commercial law.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Corporate Law, Commercial Law


August 2023

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