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Rating

4.6/5
  • About You
    4.5
  • The Company
    4.4
  • Everything Else
    5.0

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • The scheme was highly informative and I enjoyed all elements from the talks given by different practice groups to the informal lunches with trainees.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • Everyone at the firm was so friendly and despite only being there for a week people took the time to take an interest and explain the work they were doing. There was a welcoming atmosphere throughout the office which I surprised me for a firm of such a large size.

    5/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • I was given extensive support by people from all areas and levels of the firm; from graduate recruitment to the associate I was sitting with.

    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 scheme really focused my mind as to my career aspirations and from this persepective it has been of great assistance.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • Despite only being five days long, the Easter work experience scheme was very well structured and clearly answered all of the questions I had. It particularly highlighted the things that set Slaughter and May apart from other Law firms, both in the UK and overseas.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the week and I was surprised both at how much I learnt and how much was fitted in to such a short schedule.

    4/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The firm put on a programme of extensive talks and development sessions. We also had an ongoing project to complete over the week which was thought provoking and widened my skill set.

    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?
  • I got a thorough overall impression of the firm, but 5 days was quite a short time and went by very quickly.

    3/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • This is the one significant highlight of the week for me; that I came away with a much greater understanding of the firms ethos and culture.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • It was very helpful, and as I said previously, really served to focus the mind.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • I thought payment was generous.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • Yes, there were ample opportunities to meet people from all areas of the firm.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • The meal out half way through the scheme was a real highlight.

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • The opportunities to get involved with sporting activities, other clubs and pro bono work were very evident.

    5/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • I definitely would recommend the scheme as it gave me an insight which one can only gain after spending time at a firm.

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Legal/Law, Property Law

23rd April 2014


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