Very enjoyable and informative
Everybody was very welcoming, making sure I had things to do and plans for lunch
My trainee supervisor was very supportive and gave good guidance throughout the week
Applying my legal knowledge to real client tasks helped me to gain commercial awareness and insight
Closing presentaioin and interview brought the week to an end nicely
Very natural insight into real working life at the firm, with some special activities/presentations planned for the week too.
Opening presentation from HR on the firm and its culture and values, and detailed explanation from members of the team I was working with on their projects and tasks I was helping with
I gained first hand experience of working in the firm on a daily basis in a similar role as a trainee
Sitting in amongst a team in an open plan environment gave a real insight into the culture of the office
I had already decided on my career path but the day helped to confirm what it would be life
Yes, I received payment for my time.
Yes, at lunchtimes and through my set presentation, which meant that I had an excuse to approach and meet with employees of the firm to research
It would have been nice to meet with people after work, but the placement was only a week long and so this would have been difficult to fit in.
Yes, I heard about pro bono and sports activities from my trainee supervisor
Very helpful in understanding what it would be like to work for the firm
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Commercial Law, Corporate Law
8th November 2013
£24,000 - £25,999