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Rating

4.4/5
  • About You
    4.3
  • The Company
    4.3
  • Everything Else
    4.5

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I was able to experience a wide variety of seats and meet employees from all levels of the company's hierarchy.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I was accorded lots of responsibility from the outset and asked to complete numerous tasks.

    4/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • HR were always on call. I also developed close relationships with Ashurst employees who were always willing to provide guidance and answer any burgeoning questions I had.

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The ability to collate and sift through vast amounts of information will certainly assist me in my law conversion.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • The insight was divided into three seats. This structure enabled me to get a real taste of each department.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Everyone I encountered was friendly and willing to help. This was just as true of my fellow applicants as it was of Ashurst employees.

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • There were various talks by current employees as well as motivational talks from outside charities and former-lawyers to help advance our skills whilst on the insight week.

    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?
  • By providing the opportunity to taste various departments (more than any other scheme I partook in), I was able to ascertain a realistic perspective of what it will be like to work at Ashurst. The hours were obviously shorter than will be expected in a full time career.

    4/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • The sheer number of social events, and presentations ensured that I accrued a clear understanding of the company's culture.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • The amicability of the people I met and the interesting work content confirmed my intentions to pursue a career in law.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • I was paid £300 per week.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • There were opportunities to meet employees during the work day. Further, social events were offered to allow us to meet employees outside the office.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • The events dissolved any formal barriers between employees and vac schemers. This made it easier to ask questions as get a taste of the firm's culture.

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • In addition to social events where employees informed us of these opportunities, there were presentations on activists available outside of work.

    5/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Certainly. It provides an accurate reflection of the firm and its expectations.

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Central London and City

April 2015


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