Rating

3.9/10

204 reviews

  • About You
    4.8
  • The Organisation
    4.8
  • Everything Else
    1.8
  1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  2. 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.

    3/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  4. The team were genuinely lovely people - I was made to feel welcome from the first day.

    7/10

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

  6. 5/10

  7. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  8. I helped me to decide which areas of law I definitely don't want to practice in.

    4/10

  9. How well structured was the insight?
  10. 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.

    4/10

  11. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  12. Once again, the lack of security clearance meant I had very little opportunity to work on real cases - I was restricted to theoretical exercises.

    3/10

  13. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  14. I had the chance to attend a CPD seminar, but nothing else was offered.

    3/10

  15. 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?
  16. 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.

    5/10

  17. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  18. A huge focus was placed on the marketing side of things.

    7/10

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

  20. 7/10

  21. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  22. The pay was good.


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

  24. 1/10

  25. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  26. There weren't really any.

    2/10

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

  28. 1/10

  29. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

  30. 3/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Legal/Law

Scotland

12th July 2014

£10,000 - £11,999


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