Vac Scheme Student at Linklaters

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Legal/Law

9.6/10

About You
10.0
The Organisation
9.3
Everything Else

9.8

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Truly amazing - more fun than I could have imagined, and I learnt more in three weeks than in months of research.

10/10

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

I didn't feel quite so valued for the work I was doing, because ultimately I wasn't of much use. However, the sheer investment in terms of time, money and knowledge that the firm gave us meant that I felt like they really did care about me, and what I could bring to the firm in future.

10/10

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

The level of support from Graduate recruitment was amazing, and the seminars and training were always really useful. My principals in my seats were amazing too though - always happy to stop and explain difficult concepts whenever I asked.

10/10

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

All of those things are incredibly useful - but so is the network I developed, even over they course of a few weeks!

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Everything was planned and scheduled in advance, and not a day went by without a talk, workshop or social event of some sort.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

In vac-scheme specific tasks, the atmosphere was always great. The first practice area I sat in was incredibly busy though, which slightly took away from the fun feeling!

8/10

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

Soo much fee earner time, and Linklaters resources were given up to us. I felt like they really had made a significant investment.

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 think we experienced everything apart from the long hours culture - but understood enough about what is expected of trainees to make a pretty well informed decision.

9/10

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

Sitting in seats was particularly useful here, but social events with partners and trainees too.

9/10

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

10/10

Other Information

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

£350/week is generous, but combined with the money spent on meals, social events etc. the 'reimbursement' must have extended into the thousands...

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

Plenty.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Great, trainees especially keen to help.

10/10

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

There was a network king where representatives if all the major groups - from choir to football - came to speak to us.

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

110%.

10/10

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