Vacation Scheme Student at CMS

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London
Review Date
Roles
Legal/Law

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3.9/5

The Role
3.8
The Company
4.4
The Culture
3.6

Role Description

A wide variety of jobs that gave a detailed overview of life as a junior trainee solicitor at - including proof-reading, completing transaction forms, legal research, drafting and reviewing documentation.

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?

Made to feel very welcome and definitely an open-door policy.
4 /5

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

Cannot fault them. Very approachable and patient.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

A good balance of work provided by the department and also exercises/presentations by graduate recruitment that gave a detailed view of how a law firm operates.
4 /5

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

As much as can be expected on a Vacation Scheme - was not expecting to be given any responsibility but surprised by level of some work given.
3 /5

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Perfect insight into life as a trainee.
4 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

4 /5

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Very impressive scheme with graduate recruitment very engaging.
5 /5

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

Presentations and workshops on skills that are still useful now - how to give presentations, legal drafting etc.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Offered a job after completing vacation scheme and still there now.
5 /5

The Culture

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

Very good social side and still friends with a number of them now.
5 /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?

3 /5

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Social and sports activities.
5 /5