Vacation Scheme Student at Linklaters

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

9.1/10

About You
9.5
The Organisation
9.5
Everything Else

8.2

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

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.

10/10

Imagine yourself working at Linklaters

RateMyPlacement is currently advertising 3 roles at Linklaters

View jobs now →

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

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.

9/10

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

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.

10/10

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

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.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured, with a rigid timetable and development.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

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.

10/10

Imagine yourself working at Linklaters

RateMyPlacement is currently advertising 3 roles at Linklaters

View jobs now →

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

Huge number of seminars and great social events.

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?

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.

7/10

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

The social atmosphere and culture of the firm were explained in seminars and demonstrated i practice.

10/10

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

Very valuable.

10/10

Other Information

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

£300 per week.

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

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.

8/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Great social events (with a mixture of drinking/not drinking) and easy to network if you put some effort in.

9/10

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

There are sports teams and a gym, and a number of groups for minorities.

6/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes. This was an excellent, extremely fun, vac scheme at a top firm.

10/10

Imagine yourself working at Linklaters

RateMyPlacement is currently advertising 3 roles at Linklaters

View jobs now →