Vacation Scheme 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 Corporate Law

8.1/10

About You
8.2
The Organisation
7.8
Everything Else

8.5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight gave me a highly informative picture of the working practice and culture of the firm. There were many formal and informal social opportunities from which I greatly benefitted from, thus concluding that I enjoyed the insight very much.

8/10

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

The work I was given was largely comparable to that of a trainee and due to the level of inclusion I felt both at my desk and away from it, I would agree that I felt highly valued.

8/10

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

I was briefed before every task I was given and every call I sat in on.

8/10

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

The information that I learnt will indefinitely help me further down the line when I am to become a lawyer and the skills of time management and social interaction will be carried with me to my final year of university.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

There was not enough time given to us to spend at our desks and too many presentations.

5/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Most people were inclusive and friendly, including partners. Each vacation schemer was interesting and I had a very good time at the firm.

7/10

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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 many information sessions run by different departments and briefings from my trainer, making me feel that a lot of time and effort was spent in my personal development.

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?

To a great extent, although we did not have to work long hours or do any substantial work which would contribute to the firm, given that we were not qualified.

7/10

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

I felt that through the insight I met enough people to understand the culture and had access to enough information to support this.

10/10

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

Extremely, I believe that I would be able to make a firm decision on whether to take a training contract or not, if I were to be offered one, based on the insight.

10/10

Other Information

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

I was paid.

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

Yes, there were many networking drinks, social event which senior associates and partners joined and opportunities during the day.

9/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Highly informative and enjoyable. There were too many though.

7/10

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

I learnt about the sports teams and clubs as well as cake bake-offs and other informal events that trainee's participated in.

8/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Absolutely.

10/10

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