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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • 4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • 3/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • 5/5

  • 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.


  • 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. 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).


    The Company

  • 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. 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. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events


  • 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.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 3/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Greater London

April 2015

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