As I worked in the RSG department, I wasn't allowed to see what the team was working on for most of the time because I didn't have security clearance. Also, the assessment exercises were extremely difficult: they were based wholly on English law to be assessed against other candidates' work from England - given that I studied purely Scottish law and wholly intend to practice in Scotland, it seemed slightly odd that I should be assessed in such a way.
The team were genuinely lovely people - I was made to feel welcome from the first day.
I helped me to decide which areas of law I definitely don't want to practice in.
As I mentioned above, the department I was in meant that I had little access to any real experience. The placement was also a bit too short to give me a real insight to the firm.
Once again, the lack of security clearance meant I had very little opportunity to work on real cases - I was restricted to theoretical exercises.
I had the chance to attend a CPD seminar, but nothing else was offered.
I was there only for one week and had no security clearance so I was wholly unable to get involved with real clients' cases or see the type of work the other members of the team do.
A huge focus was placed on the marketing side of things.
The pay was good.
There weren't really any.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
12th July 2014
£10,000 - £11,999