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Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    4.5
  • The Company
    4.0
  • The Culture
    2.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Very interesting and satisfying role - undertook a wide variety of tasks, lots of different events and promotions to get involved in, great team to be working with.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Both OCP and Linklaters really seemed appreciative of what I was doing, and there was good interaction within the team.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Very clear schedule to follow, with lots of pointers/reminders given along the way as needed. I felt comfortable asking for advice, and the work ran smoothly.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The work was flexible around my studies - you could either do a little bit every day or work in chunks as needed. It was certainly a manageable workload.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was trusted to get on with tasks myself and to take the initiative where appropriate. I felt like I had a suitable amount of control given the nature of the work and the firm involved.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills developed are useful in that they are different to those covered by my studies, and so should help me become a better "all-rounder". The need for strong organisation, communication and presentation will likely be very valuable in work.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • There wasn't really an office per se but there was a good atmosphere at training days and friendly interaction between the group over social media.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The work was well set up with a clearly defined schedule, various training and debrief days and a fair amount of feedback. It was always apparent what needed to be done etc.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The training days at the firm's office were very useful and marked a good investment in me. The feedback provided was also a sign of such an investment.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Financial Bonus

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Personally not applicable but the organisation seemed to be undergoing strong growth and was working with some very major companies.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • This wasn't really applicable given the nature of the role, but we got on well as a group and socialised where possible.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Not applicable - placement undertaken at my university.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Not applicable - placement undertaken at my university.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Not many, but given the nature of the role this was not an issue.

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

South East

25th June 2015


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