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  • About You
  • The Company
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    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • The placement scheme was certainly rewarding and insightful. It definitely provided an opportunity to experience Ashurst's professional and inclusive culture, while completing interesting and challenging pieces of work.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I felt that my work and contribution was valued in each of the departments in which i sat, which made me feel part of these teams.


  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • The support culture was excellent during the placement. The trainees make a particular effort to get to know you individually


  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • 4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • The structure of the scheme was well considered, striking a fine balance between office based work experience and informative group sessions, which helped give a greater insight to other areas of the firm.


  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • The employees were very welcoming and accommodating of the placement students. Ashurst's culture stands alone amongst many other city law firms.


  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 5/5

  • 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?
  • The two weeks felt similar to the experience of a trainee


  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • 5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • 5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • 5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • 5/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • 5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


Central London and City

April 2014

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