Rating

7.4/10

204 reviews

  • The Role
    8.2
  • Organisation
    6.6
  • Socialising
    7.2

The Role

Role Description

Providing support to the team.
Taking down digital dictation, sending out letters, creating spreadsheets and organising files


  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. I enjoy the learning curve that is experienced with each new client that is introduced. I thrive in discovering new aspect of the law that I have not encountered before.

    8/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. My research skills learnt in the university is being utilised by the team leader who has identified I am capable of doing this whenver a matter needs it. I am also treated as if I have been apart of the team for a long time despite the fact that I just started a couple of months back.

    8/10

  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. The supervisor is approachable and maintains an open door policy. If I have any question all I have to do is ask and she will answer and if i need further assiatance she will take time to go through the process with me explaining why we are doing it along the way.

    8/10

  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. I am very busy during the day but that is part of what I enjoy it makes the day more meaningful when I go home I feel I have achieved something.

    9/10

  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. In some matters I have been given full reign but with once in a while supervision to see if everything is running smoothly but in more complicated matters I only provide assistance but the team takes it time to explain to me what is going on and the reason decisions are being taken. I still feel a part of the process.

    7/10

  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. It is giving me an insight into the wiorking of a law firm. some of the things that I am learning now will be applicable in some modules in my third year and the career path that I have choosen. The skills am learning such as how to deal with client will be invaluable once I have qualified in future.

    9/10

  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. It is sociable and most of the people get along. Humor is an engine used to keep the morale up am everybody. Everybody is treated in respectable manner and the mood is laid back but things are achieved as all work together

    8/10

  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. You are treated as a regualr employee therefore there is no difference with others and given the same experience. You get a feel of how your future work will be.

    7/10

  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. In the first week on is taught all the data processing system one is going to use how they operate. There are also online courses that can be taken to develop skills.

    5/10

  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Healthcare/Dental

    6/10

  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. It is a great commercial firm to work with by the fact that it is well established and all over the contry.

    7/10

  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. We arrange night outs, eating out and going to theatres and cinemas. Social activities are encouraged in the firm as this is one of the brand requirements.

    7/10

  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. It is relatively fair.

    7/10

  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. I am not a night person but according to what I have heard its great.

    6/10

  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Yes there is always something happening that someone in the firm has organised and all are invited.

    9/10

  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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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Legal/Law

East of England

8th November 2013

£12,000 - £13,999


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