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.
  • A true variety of tasks. In the legal teams, vacation students were involved in drafting contracts, attending client meetings, researching new law and preparing bundles. There was also an opportunity to assist in pro bono activities with volunteering and attending firm-wide networking events.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I honed my attention to detail and time-keeping skills by working under pressure to deliver work to associates and partners. I also worked on my presentation capabilities by delivering a presentation to the rest of my cohort.

  • 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?
  • Genuinely, it was really exciting. The firm encouraged all students to engage in the activities as much as possible and this enabled me to take a lot from it. Through partner presentations, I was able to understand how a law firm operates and generates revenue and how, despite the current economic climate, this has meant that there is a drive for recruitment.

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

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

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


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Amazing. The firm is so welcoming and encouraging. RPC appreciate that not everyone comes from a law background so sets tasks at an appropriate level where you feel pushed, but have a strong supportive infrastructure around you to encourage you to grow.

  • 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 throughly enjoyed the insight at RPC. I was able to take a lot away and apply to my own career. I enjoyed meeting lots of new people but also found the work really rewarding.

  • 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 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. The firm want real people, not what people think it means to be a lawyer.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)



September 2023

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