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Rating

4.3/5
  • About You
    4.3
  • The Company
    4.6
  • Everything Else
    3.9

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Very much - it was good fun and informative. A good way of gaining an insight into the culture of the firm

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • Very much so, however one of the people who was supposed to supervise me had taken annual leave. I was, however well looked after by his colleagues. Everyone was happy to help.

    4/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • I was assigned a supervisor and introduced to others in the department who were around to help me. Aside from this, the graduate recruitment department were available at all times. Other sources of help were the IT department and the library staff - both happy to help.

    4/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I will be able to show that I have applied my skills to legal-specific tasks

    4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • Very well - a timetable of activities was issued at the beginning of the scheme and adhered to throughout

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Everyone was very welcoming and friendly

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They provided several training sessions on areas of the firm's practice areas, as well as business development topics. Lawyers were also happy for me to sit in on their meetings as a training exercise and the Outdoor Clerk allowed me to accompany her to the Royal Courts of Justice.

    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?
  • RPC allow vac schemers a good amount of time working in the departments, so you get a decent taste of the day to day work of a trainee. They're also totally open plan, so you get to see everyone from partners to trainees at work.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • The scheme gave plenty of opportunities to engage with lawyers and support staff of all levels. Sometimes in less formal settings too.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • The day-to-day tasks were very valuable as I was given real work akin to the kind of tasks that would be delegated to a trainee.

    4/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • In addition to payment and reimbursement of expenses RPC provide a smart card for their in house canteen and load it up with £50. Breakfast is provided for free between 8-8:30 am. RPC also wine and dine at a few other opportunities throughout the week. You're not left hungry!


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • Two networking lunches, attended by trainees, associates and partners. A fun evening activity with the current trainees. Speed networking session with trainees and associates. Dinner with trainees.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • Very good. We were treated to an evening of Cluequest (Google it) followed by drinks; a tour of the Lloyds building, followed by more drinks; and dinner at a local restaurant with trainees towards the end of the scheme.

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Someone mentioned a choir, but other than that, there was no information about pro bono work or CSR activities

    1/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Yes - good fun scheme providing a valuable insight into the culture at RPC

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Administration/Secretarial, Business Management, Commercial Law, Construction/Trades, Legal/Law, Market Research, Private Client Law, Property Law, Property/Real Estate

Central London and City

15th July 2015


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