Vacation Scheme Student at CMS

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Legal/Law

7.8/10

The Role
7.7
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

7.2

The Role

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.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

8/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

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

7/10

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

Cannot fault them. Very approachable and patient.

10/10

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.

8/10

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.

6/10

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.

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

7/10

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

Very impressive scheme with graduate recruitment very engaging.

10/10

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.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

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

10/10

Social

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.

10/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

5/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

5/10

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

Social and sports activities.

9/10