Pathfinder at Linklaters

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

8.1/10

About You
7.8
The Organisation
8.0
Everything Else

8.5

About You

Role Description

A 2-day insight into the firm.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed shadowing trainees as it is rare to obtain such an experience. I am also grateful for how welcome the firm made me feel.

8/10

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

Whilst the programme was only two days, the firm clearly stated that they wished to further the relationship in the future.

8/10

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

There were sessions on applications, commercial awareness and personal branding, making the scheme relevant for now and the future.

8/10

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

I wouldn't say it was relevant to my degree entirely, but it has assured me that this was the correct career path.

7/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Clear timetable, ran on time, everyone knew what they were doing and when.

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

There was a fun, friendly atmosphere in which everyone got along.

9/10

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

For a two day scheme, there was a lot of investment into us as individuals.

7/10

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?

The shadowing was particularly useful in demonstrating the work undertaken by the firm.

8/10

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

It is difficult to gain an insight into the culture in 2 days, but with plenty of time to talk to trainee there was a lot to take away.

7/10

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

It has reaffirmed my commitment to this career path.

8/10

Other Information

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

I received travel expenses.

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

There were several opportunities,formal and informal, to meet trainees.

9/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There was a highly enjoyable social activity involving a cookery class, as well as ample opportunities to network.

8/10

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

There was some mention of the many different opportunities outside of work.

7/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Without a doubt!

10/10

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