Pathfinder Scheme at Linklaters

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Legal/Law

10.0/10

About You
10.0
The Organisation
10.0
Everything Else

10.0

About You

Role Description

A two day insight into the workings and culture of the large magic circle firm that is Linklaters. A variety of workshops and shadowing opportunities.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was a great, enjoyable experience.

10/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I felt very useful and I worked on a large M&A deal.

10/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

I received lots of application support and learned how to negotiate effectively.

10/10

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 gained included, negotiation, commercial awareness and personal branding.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured, the organisers were a credit to themselves.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

It was great fun, with lots of socialising and a few cheeky drinks.

10/10

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

There were lots of information and skills sessions and even an external contractor who taught us personal branding skills.

10/10

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 worked across both Corporate and Real Estate, getting a real insight into working in various departments.

10/10

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

Yes, culture was a key part of this insight.

10/10

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

Very, I will definitely apply here.

10/10

Other Information

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

I was not paid and I did not claim expenses, however, as far as I am aware, I did have the opportunity to claim expenses if I wanted to.

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

Plenty. We had lunch with trainees, presentations, shadowing opportunities. We were never without trainees’ or partners’ presence.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Great fun, lots of alcohol and food!

10/10

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

Yes we had a tour of the gym, prayer room etc. and were notified about the ethnic/religious groups and sports teams.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes I would definitely recommend this fantastic experience.

10/10

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