1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I was a work experience student who has worked in different departments throughout the week such as corporate, engineering, property and litigation. I received daily presentations relating to a law career and my supervisors provided me excellent feedback. My daily tasks consist of legal research, drafting documents and proofreading solicitors' proposals.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I learnt better research techniques as the law involves heavy reading so I developed better eye for detail through long passages of text. Also my commercial awareness improved as I was given case scenarios to apply the law to suit the clients' needs.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy my programme to a great extent as I experienced legal tasks and observed how the work ethic is in a large corporate law firm. Also I made many friends on the programme who were very motivated as they were aspiring lawyers too!
4. How valued do you feel by Pinsent Masons?
The supervisors were very helpful and provided me with instructions on how to complete the tasks along with detailed feedback at the end. Also the Pinsent Masons staff were very friendly and made me feel part of the team which is a nice working atmosphere.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I received a timetable which very structured and it was well organised as Pinsent Masons staff acknowledged our needs. I had an induction, tour, IT training, law presentations and feedback sessions with my trainee solicitor who supervised me.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I received immense support from my supervisor (trainee solicitor) as they were very helpful by answering my enquiries in depth through their personal experience and gave me constructive feedback on my work to show areas which I could improve on.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
9. Would you recommend Pinsent Masons to a friend?
A friendly atmosphere with excellent professionals in every department and students can rotate around each department to develop a feel for different law specialities.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Pinsent Masons?
Spend time on your application and include all rounded experiences to make you seem like a sociable candidate along with good academic performance.
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