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.
  • I was placed in two teams for one week each, and whilst in those teams I completed trainee-level tasks such as proof reading, document drafting, legal research and writing summaries for clients. I was also invited to attend client meetings and a client drinks event. Outside of my departments, we also had presentations from other areas of the firm such as CSR, personal branding, the trainee business blog committee and some associates on developing areas of the law such as crypto and cybersecurity. We were also given numerous opportunities to network with partners and associates from departments around the firm.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have developed my legal research skills, drafting skills, client and colleague communication skills and my understanding of the work done by the two departments I was sat in.

  • 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 felt we were given a very comprehensive overview of all aspects of the firm to be as informed as possible when making the decision on whether to accept a training contract with RPC. We were given presentations from and opportunities to speak with lawyers and support staff at a variety of levels from trainee to partner, which helped to give a wide range of perspectives about what it’s like working at 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
  • 4/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Everyone at the firm was very welcoming and willing to answer any and all questions. I immediately felt comfortable chatting with my supervisors and trainee buddies about not just work but also getting to know them a bit more. I felt very supported throughout the whole experience by both of my teams.

  • 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 really enjoyed my time at RPC and as such chose them to continue my legal journey with as a trainee solicitor. I felt like my work made genuine contribution to my teams, and I was given ample opportunities to speak with people from the other departments I was interested in.

  • 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 firm really values individual authenticity, so be confident in being yourself throughout the entire process. Don’t be afraid to chat to people about non-work things - they’re looking for people skills as much as they are legal skills. Take the time to understand the work the firm does, but also come with questions! Figure out what is important to you in the TC decision, and ask questions that will help with that.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)



August 2023

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