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Rating

4.5/5
  • About You
    4.6
  • The Company
    4.4
  • Everything Else
    4.4

Role Description

Learning about the firm, completing a project for the week, participating in social events and sitting with an associate.

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Everyone was very accommodating and friendly, and always willing to answer any questions.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • We were often in talks, seminars and social events, and when we did have free time we spent it in an office with an associate completing a project.

    4/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • We were supported by an associate and a trainee, and everyone in the office was willing to help with any problems.

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • We received valuable information about all of the practice areas at the firm, from both trainees, associates and partners. We developed skills through completing the project which was useful in replicating the kind of work a trainee does.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • We were given a timetable for the week which provided details of everything we would be participating in.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • The atmosphere was very friendly and supportive.

    4/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We sat with an associate for the entire week and had a current trainee who was there to help with any problems. We were involved with social events and had many talks and presentations during the week.

    4/5

  • 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?
  • We were able to speak with a range of people from all levels of the firm about their work and what makes the firm different from its competitors.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • We were able to gain first-hand experience in an office at the firm to see what its working culture was like. We were also able to ask a number of people working there about their experiences at the firm.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • We learnt a lot about the firm and what it takes to be a commercial lawyer.

    4/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • We all received payment for the week to cover our expenses.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • We had 2 specific social events. We also spent a number of hours with associates and trainees in the office, there were also many opportunities to speak to trainees throughout the week, particularly in presentations and during the lunches the firm provided.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • The first event was drinks with people who work at the firm, the second event was a meal at a lovely restaurant where we were seated with both trainees and a partner from the firm.

    4/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • There are many sports teams at the firm which I got chance to ask the trainees about. We also learned about the volunteering work they are involved with.

    4/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Yes it was a great experience and we gained a lot of information which will be very useful in the future.

    5/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

17th April 2014


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