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Rating

4.3/5
  • About You
    4.4
  • The Company
    4.3
  • Everything Else
    4.1

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • The week long scheme I participated in was very enjoyable, with a chance to get involved in some real work and to see exactly how the department and the firm in general operated.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • Although I knew my limited knowledge meant I could do little of significant importance in important deals, what I did do was valued by team members and was used in more complex issues.

    4/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • We had numerous talks and taster sessions about the different departments of the firm and about being a lawyer, which meant I felt comfortable that I knew as much as the firm as I needed to.

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills I learnt were ones used on a regular basis by lawyers, and so if I pursue any form of legal career this will definitely come in handy.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • There were a few moments where there was no work for me to partake in but during this time I worked on and researched my taster project, and with lots of talks and sessions the insight was structured to a high level.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • At a top law firm you expect that individuals will be stressed but I never found this, everyone was warm and welcoming and seemed to genuinely enjoy having me around.

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Only a week so wasn't really a lot of time to cover personal training but I felt I learnt a lot from what was covered.

    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?
  • Everything covered - they did different sessions on each department within the firm which meant that the departments we weren't sitting in we got good knowledge of their operation.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • Very much so.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • It showed me the realities of working in such a demanding field, and helped me decide whether such a role was right for me.

    4/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • I was given £300 for the week.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • We had a drinks reception, a lunch and a dinner, which - in one week, was enough to get an insight.

    4/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • Very enjoyable - a nice mix of trainees and partners so you got a real feel for different views and experiences of the company

    4/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Many opportunities for pro bono work, and lot of social teams etc

    4/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Definitely, one of my friend is doing their Summer work experience scheme and I have already told her how beneficial it was.

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

22nd April 2014


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