intern at Linklaters

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

9.4/10

About You
8.5
The Organisation
9.7
Everything Else

9.8

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight itself was very good, there were lots of events and activities to get involved with over the scheme and plenty of real work to become involved with.

10/10

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

All of the employees of the firm were very welcoming and engaged with me throughout my time with Ashurst, they made time for me and explained everything clearly and succinctly.

9/10

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

I received just enough guidance whilst it was also vague enough that I had to think about the task at hand. Overall, there were no quarrels with the amount of support that I received during 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?

Since academic law and working in law are very difference in practice I dont believe that it is helpful towards my degree studies, with the exception of litigation.

6/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was structured extremely well and the activities, presentations and tasks were scheduled perfectly and they all ran perfectly.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was very relaxed throughout the scheme and the activities were always fun and very rewarding, the staff kept the atmosphere very relaxed and enjoyable.

10/10

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

There were a lot of information sessions but very limited training, during the training contract there is much more scope for development.

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?

Since there were many opportunities to interact withe people and work of all levels it gave me an excellent insight into what a trainee would do with the firm.

9/10

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

The placement gave me an excellent understanding of the company's culture since I was there for three weeks and saw the inside of the office for much of this time.

9/10

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

It has increased my desire to work in commercial law in the future and I have secured a training contract with the firm.

10/10

Other Information

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

I was paid £350 a week.

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

There were plenty of drinks events, dinners, activities etc to meet many employees of the firm and to find out more about the company in question.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The networking opportunities were excellent there were an abundance of food and drink throughout the events and plenty of people to talk to.

9/10

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

There are many societies from sports societies to faith societies with the opportunity to create your own.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes it was an excellent experience and a good use of my summer. A fantastic firm.

10/10

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