Rating

8.2/10

204 reviews

  • About You
    8.5
  • The Organisation
    8.7
  • Everything Else
    7.2

The Role

Role Description

I was under the supervision and sitting adjacent to a trainee solicitor who provided me with tasks to do, all of which she would be doing herself in my absence. Therefore I was experiencing the work of a trainee! Tasks involved research, drafting letters and filing forms.


  1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  2. Really enjoyed myself - working as part of the team who welcomed me and gave me real work to do.

    8/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  4. Everybody was so friendly and accommodating that I felt like I had been working there for years.

    10/10

  5. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  6. The trainee I was sitting with was very helpful and supportive

    9/10

  7. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  8. I learnt some useful information and developed a few skills.

    7/10

  9. How well structured was the insight?
  10. Structure was very impressive, so that there was never a spare moment and I got the most out of my time there.

    9/10

  11. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  12. I had a really fun and fulfilling week!

    9/10

  13. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  14. A lot of preparation time went into it i could see, and all staff were prepared to give me their time.

    7/10

  15. 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?
  16. It was good experience as I was sitting with a trainee and doing trainee work and so it was good experience of what life as a trainee would be like.

    9/10

  17. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  18. Really experienced first hand the culture of the firm.

    10/10

  19. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  20. The breadth of work ensured I was exposed to lots of different issues and it really helped confirm my interest in the department I was sitting in.

    8/10

  21. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  22. I was paid a reasonable amount for the week's work.


  23. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  24. There was a lunch one day where we could mingle with other employees.

    7/10

  25. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  26. Difficult to speak to many people as we were sat down, furthermore not a huge amount of people were there.

    4/10

  27. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  28. I found out about all the activities available and was even invited to play Netball!

    8/10

  29. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  30. I definitely would.

    10/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Intellectual Property Law

South East

20th July 2013

Unpaid


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