Winter Vacation Scheme Student at Ashurst

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

9.8/10

About You
9.8
The Organisation
9.7
Everything Else

10.0

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.

10/10

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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.

10/10

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.

10/10

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.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured! I knew exactly what was happening on each day.

10/10

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!

10/10

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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.

8/10

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?

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

10/10

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.

10/10

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.

10/10

Other Information

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!

10/10

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.

10/10

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.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Definitely! One of the best experiences I have had at a commercial law firm.

10/10

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