Vacation scheme solicitor at CMS

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Legal/Law

7.0/10

The Role
6.7
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

6.8

The Role

Role Description

Work for supervisor which included research mainly. Various acitivities and presentations arranged by graduate recruitment.

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

Varied, interesting week, during which I was able to gain a good feel of what it would be like to work at the firm as a trainee solicitor.

7/10

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

Everyone was very friendly and welcoming.

6/10

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

We didn't spend much time with our supervisors however they were very helpful and have me good work.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Each day had a mixture of time in the office and presentations etc.

7/10

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

The work I was given consisted of small tasks that were always checked.

5/10

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

My vacation scheme was an invaulable insight into life at the firm.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There were lots of events organised for people on the vac scheme so there was a good, fun atmosphere.

6/10

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

Very well organised with a range of activities set up.

8/10

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

The vacation scheme was only 2 weeks long so there was not much training.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
8/10

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

I had an interview at the end of my placement and was offered a job.

10/10

Social

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

Lots of after work activities were arranged for us.

9/10

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

Expensive

4/10

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

Good, lots of bars close to the office

7/10

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

Opportunities to play in firm sports teams.

7/10