Summer Vacation Scheme at Ashurst

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Corporate Law

7.3/10

The Role
7.0
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

6.8

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

8/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

6/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It depended largely on the department I was in at that moment. The Social Infrastructure week for me was quite busy whereas the Disputes I was largely left on my own.

7/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Also depends on the department. For example, in tax department I was given no responsibility, though that was probably because it requires some technical knowledge which is impossible to learn in a week.

6/10

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

It assisted me in my degree to an extent that it helped me choose my optional modules for the next year (I chose company law and tax law).

6/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone was very friendly. However, they are also all very busy, so sometimes I wouldn't be quite sure what I am supposed to do with no one to ask.

8/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Very well organised, with many talks and social events. We also got to attend couple of talks and panel discussions hosted by Ashurst.

9/10

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

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
6/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

The firm provides a £2,000 interest-free loan, £500 for language courses and rewards for a first class degree. Also the maintenance grant is £8,000 which is more than in some other firms.

9/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

5/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

9/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

5/10

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