Vacation Scheme Student at Linklaters

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Banking/Finance

9.4/10

About You
8.8
The Organisation
9.8
Everything Else

9.5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I hugely enjoyed it.

9/10

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

I felt as though the work I completed during the vacation scheme was valued by my supervisors.

7/10

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

I was in regular contact with my 'trainee buddy' during both seats of the scheme.

9/10

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

The skills and experience will be enormously valuable for pursuing a career in law.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Logically structured to offer an insight into a variety of departments and aspects to working life at the firm.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

An enjoyable mix of work and social events. There was a positive atmosphere; I enjoyed being around and working with intelligent and motivated peers.

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?

We were treated as members of the team and there was investment in our training accordingly.

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 met, spoke to and spent time with a number of employees so now feel I understand (as much as possible at this stage) what it would be like to work at Linklaters, particularly as a trainee.

10/10

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

The talks on strategy were useful for understanding the high-performing, forward-looking approach of the firm. Nevertheless, it was meeting people and seeing how the groups work on a day-to-day basis which offered the best insight into the company's culture.

10/10

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?

I was paid weekly. A large number of meals were also provided for throughout the scheme, with the Graduate Recruitment events and department events.

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?

Enjoyable and varied.

9/10

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

Yes, there was a 'networks lunch' with information on the different networks within the firm eg. a cycling network. There was no specific talk on CSR and pro bono work, but the firm's work in Hackney was mentioned several times.

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, definitely.

10/10

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