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Rating

4.9/5
  • About You
    4.9
  • The Company
    4.8
  • Everything Else
    5.0

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • The winter vacation scheme at Ashurst is very well organised, there are a number of interactive socials and opportunities to network and meet new people.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • It is with no doubt that Ashurst is one of the friendliest law firms in the city. Although I was merely a vacation scheme student, many partners were more than willing to have a chat and go for coffee. All work that I completed was valued and I felt like part of the team.

    5/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • I sat with a partner during my vacation scheme and he was incredibly supportive and explained anything that I was unsure about.

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • One thing that the vacation scheme taught me that I have definitely used at university is the importance of proofreading work! This is a skill that has helped me a lot with essay writing. Apart from this, the type of learning at university is different than in practice so much of the legal knowledge I gained o haven't been able to apply to my studies.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • Very well structured! I knew exactly what was happening on each day.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • The atmosphere at Ashurst is so friendly and welcoming, you feel comfortable throughout the whole placement!

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • At Ashurst every person wants you to make the most of your vacation scheme. A lot of the senior staff invest into students which was very important for me.

    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?
  • The vacation scheme does give you a realistic insight into life as a trainee.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • I think the vacation scheme is the best way to get a feel of the culture at Ashurst.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • Very valuable, the work I was given mirrored the type of tasks trainees undertake, so I was able to make decisions about my future career with more knowledge about the profession.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • The firm pays vacation scheme students £300 per week.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • There were various networking opportunities throughout the scheme!

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • The networking opportunities were great, they took place in different settings and on some occasions graduate recruitment left early so students could spend time with trainees.

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • We were given a summary of the activities at Ashurst in the vacation scheme booklet at the start of the week.

    5/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Definitely! One of the best experiences I have had at a commercial law firm.

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

28th April 2015


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