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Rating

4/5
  • About You
    3.1
  • The Company
    4.2
  • Everything Else
    4.8

    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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    2/5

    The Company

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    4/5

  • 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 to undertake this.

    4/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • I was paid £300 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 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.

    5/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Yes it was an excellent experience and a good use of my summer.

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

23rd September 2014


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