Vacation 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.
  • 2 week vacation scheme with a seat in 2 different departments. Completed trainee level tasks including legal research, drafting a press release and getting involved in the trainee business blog. Also worked in groups to prepare a presentation on ESG.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Developed my attention to detail, ability to work collaboratively within a team and confidence to throw myself into tasks which are unfamiliar

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • 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?
  • The two weeks really provided an opportunity to network with people at all levels of the firm, from paralegals to partners. This level of insight is something you can only really achieve by being in the firm and participating in the scheme

  • 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
  • 4/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Very friendly, welcoming and inclusive

  • 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?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation scheme and learnt invaluable information not just about RPC but also what a career in commercial law looks like

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • 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
  • Be yourself, engage with open days and events and really get to know what it is about the firm that’s important to you

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law


September 2023

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