The internship was very focused and well organised. I was given some work to do, but the highlight was the seminars that we were given over the two weeks.
The firm put a lot of resources into helping vac schemers to decide whether Links is for them, and everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. The seminars and social events were excellent. The only small downside was that it was a little quiet in practice, and work was not always forthcoming. My principal (supervisor), however, made a real effort to get interesting work for me, and the firm gave us all a project that had to be completed, so I always had something to do.
The guidance in terms of legal knowledge is superb, with interesting seminars and workshops every day. In the department, support was less forthcoming, but my principal and trainee 'buddy' were both very friendly and took the time to talk about the department. I went out of my way to schedule meetings with partners and associates who worked in areas I am interested in, and they were always enthusiastic and willing to give advice and information.
The seminars introduced me to all of the main practice areas, which will means that I will find it easier to choose which areas to eventually sit in.
Very well structured, with a rigid timetable and development.
All of the group were extremely friendly and I felt that I made real lasting friendships. The HR staff and lawyers at the social events and in the office were all very friendly.
Huge number of seminars and great social events.
In such a short space of time it is impossible to really know what it is like day to day in a firm, but I definitely got a good impression of the atmosphere.
The social atmosphere and culture of the firm were explained in seminars and demonstrated i practice.
£300 per week.
Networking existed and we met people at social events. To meet partners one on one, you did have to schedule meetings and go out of your way to put yourself in front of them, but when you did, they were happy to help.
Great social events (with a mixture of drinking/not drinking) and easy to network if you put some effort in.
There are sports teams and a gym, and a number of groups for minorities.
Yes. This was an excellent, extremely fun, vac scheme at a top firm.