Work Experience at Pinsent Masons

Start Date:
2015
Location:
London
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£0 annually
Review Date:
31st July 2015

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Review Score

7.1/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

6/10

The first day was mainly presentations on law and the firm (Pinsent Masons). I was in a group of 15 work experience students and we had further presentations on Litigation, Entry to Law, and Commercial Law. The following 4 days had me in a different section of the law firm: Corporate, Commercial, Energy, and Technology. I did News Updates, research, case summaries, and was introduced to the members of each team.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

3/10

I haven't learnt any particular skills, but I have gained lots of information on Law as a career and what solicitors, especially trainees, do.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

7/10

I really enjoyed the programme. Being in a group of students meant we met at lunch time and could discuss the situation with someone who was in the same boat. Everyone was really nice and helpful and I was given contact details for a few trainees, which is really good for the future.

4. How valued do you feel by Pinsent Masons?

9/10

I feel very valued. Everyone was willing to speak to me as a person, not simply as a young work experience student and they gave me work to do that they had done previously.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

Really well structured- induction, presentations, days in each area.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

9/10

Everyone was willing to help, the other students were also a good support group, and we were given the contact of the head of work experience recruitment.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

9/10

Very good.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

4/10

No salary, but the costs of travelling into London each day from Surrey were high and food was a bit pricy too. However, the location is a good insight into working in London.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

9/10

There are loads of opportunities, including corporate responsibility volunteer work with the local community, sports, social events, etc.

9a. Would you recommend Pinsent Masons to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

It is very hard to get work experience in a law firm and this was perfect for insight into the career. Its also good as a general insight into a commercial firm in the broader sense.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Pinsent Masons? *

Stay in London so as not to incur high transport costs.

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