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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Fantastic team to work with, stressful at times but enjoyed every minute.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Fellow brand ambassadors were very helpful, both during the scheme and as contacts afterwards. We have all kept in touch and met up, and at the time shared tips on our campaigns.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Our campaign leader and the graduate recruitment team at Linklaters were always on hand and more than helpful - they answered all queries promptly and provided tips on how to improve regularly.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Some months - such as October - were busier than others, however I do not feel the placement interfered with my studies and most days I would just devote an hour or so to campaign management in the evening.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • My responsibilities included ensuring awareness and applications from the University for all of Linklaters schemes, and getting attendance for the networking event.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I learned some very important skills which have been invaluable in job applications, mainly teamwork, time management and leadership, as well as public speaking and one-on-one communication from talking with students.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The training days were great fun, a lovely group of people and a pleasure to work with.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well - I was aware of all my key dates, my roles and responsibilities, the number of hours I had to do every week and what I had to spend them on. The Friday report was a useful way to keep on top of everything.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We received quite a bit of training when we were at Linklaters office in London, including training on the legal market, networking and professional communication.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Car

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home


    Travel loan


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would highly recommend working for the company, and would happily work for them again in the future.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, we have all kept in touch and will be studying in London together in the coming years - an excellent way to make contacts and create a network.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It was very handy being able to live at home (albeit a student home) and have a part time job at the same time. All travel costs were reimbursed so travelling to London was just a bonus at times! All training days were well scheduled to not interrupt studies.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Again, it was handy being able to work from home, however whenever we travelled down to London, most of the students would go out for drinks or a meal afterwards.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Most opportunities were limited to your campaign on your campus, however the team did reach out for volunteers for additional campaigns, however these were mostly in London. It was up to students to use their initiatives and promote Linklaters in ways which were not set out in the campaign.


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Placement (5-9 Months)

Yorkshire and Humberside

2nd November 2014

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