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by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Rating

4.2/5
  • About You
    4.0
  • The Company
    4.0
  • Everything Else
    4.8

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • All very well organised, a lot of effort appeared to have been put into the placement schedule.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I was given some work to do to help out the trainee I shadowed. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming.

    4/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • I received a lot of guidance on the tasks I was doing, and felt very well supported.

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Great insight into life as a commercial lawyer. The skills I was able to develop would help me in a future role as a trainee solicitor.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • Some problems with timetabling, but a lot of different talks and presentations were put on for us, and a good effort was made to provide useful information.

    4/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Very welcoming environment. Everybody was happy to answer any questions I had about the firm/life as a commercial lawyer in general.

    4/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • There wasn't a huge amount of personal training.

    3/5

  • 8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?
  • A lot of emphasis on the kind of work done, the attitude of the people, and also the hours.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • I was able to get a better idea of the kind of work undertaken and the people who work at Freshfields.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • The placement helped to confirm that I want to work in Law in the future.

    4/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • Reimbursed for travel and given a card to use in the canteen.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • A lot of different events and presentations.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • Good networking events were put on.

    4/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • I found out about a lot of different activities that employees can take part in.

    5/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Really great insight into the firm.

    5/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Central London and City

April 2013


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