Work Experience Student at Linklaters

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Human Resources Legal/Law

7.8/10

About You
8.0
The Organisation
7.5
Everything Else

8.0

About You

Role Description

We were work experience students through the three weeks. Working in two departments to experience the work that they do.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was a really enjoyable experience, the work was tough at times.

7/10

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

I was involved in a lot of aspects of different work, making me really feel like part of the team.

9/10

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

A good amount of guidance, but at times left on my own to work on something. That then have me the opportunity to work it out on my own and have guidance where necessary.

8/10

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

A lot of the tasks I did are typical trainee tasks so should help in that respect,

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Possibly the presentations could have been spread over the three weeks better to allow for more time in first seat.

6/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Very good atmosphere with the other vacation scheme students.

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?

Training sessions in terms of IT and research skills were really helpful, then a number of other presentations and tasks that helped improve necessary skills.

8/10

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?

Luckily not the the extent of having to stay late in the office every evening but from discussions with trainees it is clear that they can work exceptionally late.

8/10

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

A really dynamic collegiate culture.

8/10

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

7/10

Other Information

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

Having commuted the payment was adequate, however it prevented me from being able to live in London through the scheme as it would have been very expensive.

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

Yes there were a number of networking events which were very helpful.

8/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

They were all really good fun.

7/10

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

Yes, at a lunch but then also through discussions with the employees about what they do.

7/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Really fun experience that I would recommend.

10/10

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