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  • About You
  • The Company
  • Everything Else

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Possibly the best internship I undertook. I was able to do real work, feel part of the team and given numerous opportunities to socialise with fellow interns and employees.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • My opinion was valued and my work was used by fee earners.


  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • Fee earners took time to explain work to me in the broader context of the whole deal. Graduate recruitment were also incredibly helpful guiding us towards receiving an offer for a training contract.


  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Developed a range of research, analytical, presentation and team working skills. These will certainly help when starting at the firm.


    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • It was great to be able to experience three departments compared to the usual two on vacation schemes. I also liked the fact that we received our next seat at the beginning of each week, likening the structure to more like a training contract.


  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Fee earners at the firm were incredibly busy but always made time for the interns. All the interns got along well and even organised meet ups outside of those organised by the firm. This all led to a great atmosphere.


  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We received library training, computer training, fee earners spent time with us to explain work. The number of hours fee earners spent with me would have been a large investment indeed.


  • 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?
  • As mentioned earlier the scheme was structured like a training contract which was a great insight. Employees understandably tried to sell the firm to use, but at the same time were realistic about the long hours and challenging nature of the work.


  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • I was really integrated into each team I sat with, enabling me to see how colleagues interacted with each other. It may seem a cliche but team work really was abundant. Simple things like people popping into chat to their colleagues showed how teams got along well. Social events were also a great insight into culture at Ashurst.


  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • The ability to get involved in real work enabled me to understand whether I was capable of undertaking the work of a commercial lawyer and whether I would enjoy it.


    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • There were numerous social events, even a dinner with the partners.


  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • There were talks on pro-bono events and other extra-curricular activities. We were invited to play sport and watch sporting events such as the summer cricket.


  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Great insight into a great firm!


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


Greater London

May 2015

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