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Rating

4.3/5
  • About You
    4.0
  • The Company
    4.4
  • Everything Else
    4.4

Role Description

Sit and work with an associate in one of the firm's departments and attend departmental overviews and skills sessions.

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I really enjoyed the whole week - everyone at the firm was extremely welcoming and ready to answer my questions. I also felt I gained what I wanted out of the Work Experience programme - to appreciate how the firm differentiates itself from other City law firms.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I had the opportunity to assist the associate I was sitting with, as well as complete some tasks for other members of the group I was sitting in. They all also took the time to give me feedback on what I had done, which was very useful.

    4/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • The programme was very structured, with lots of opportunities to talk to the Graduate Recruitment team and lawyers from trainee to partner level.

    4/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Both the skills and information I received will definitely help me when making training contract applications in the future and I have gained valuable experience within a law firm, which has helped me to clarify why exactly I want to practise commercial City law.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • The programme was extremely well structured from the start, with each of us receiving our individual programmes at the start of the week.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Everyone at the firm was helpful and keen to share about their legal experiences so far and the rest of the Work Experience participants were very friendly as well.

    4/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The Work Experience programme was tailored towards each participant getting what they wanted out of it and the session on "What it takes to be a lawyer" at the end of the week drew everything together nicely.

    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?
  • Through providing us with multiple opportunities to talk to lawyers at the firm, we could appreciate what it would be like to work there.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • The talk by the Senior Partner was extremely useful in setting out the firm's defining features, as was the general impression I received from all the employees I met of what it is like to work there.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • The programme definitely clarified why I want to work in commercial law since I was able to actually get involved and hear about what the lawyers were currently working on.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • The payment more than covered my expenses for the week.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • There was a drinks reception at the start of the week and a dinner with lawyers at the firm of various levels, which gave us the opportunity to talk to them in an informal atmosphere.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • During the department overview sessions, the lawyers talked about what they get involved with - there is opportunity to pursue whatever you would like to do.

    4/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • The programme was very beneficial and you really do have the opportunity to ask questions and find out about the firm, whilst gaining experience of doing smaller pieces of legal work, such as those a trainee might do.

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Law

27th April 2014


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