1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I spent each day of the week in a different area of the firm. I also had a number of different presentations detailing the business and different aspect of law.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt so many new skills that I don't learn in everyday life. All of the skills that I would need to be a solicitor I have learnt whilst on this programme.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I loved it. It has only heightened my enthusiasm into becoming a solicitor. I enjoyed going into different aspects of the law and getting the opportunity to draft documents.
4. How valued do you feel by Pinsent Masons?
I feel very valued. Each person took the time explain different activities and task. They were all very nice and provided us with drinks and food.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Very well organised as we were given a timetable once we were accepted. We were also given a welcome pack with a further two timetables.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I received lots of support and I felt that I could ask people whenever I needed help. People frequently came over to see if I was ok and if I had any questions.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a lot of support from Pinsent Masons. They will happily help if we have any problems and we can contact them at any time, normally best by email.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
As I am on work experience, this process is not paid for. I love the experience though and I feel that this is an amazing adventure that doesn't have to be paid for.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I am only on work experience so this isn't really relevant to my situation. However I have heard a lot a bout different events that are constantly going on.
9. Would you recommend Pinsent Masons to a friend?
It is very friendly place to work and it is great. They are a brilliant law firm and all of the people here are really hard working. It is a lovely environment to be in.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Pinsent Masons?
Don't be nervous, everyone is friendly. Your will be fine and get to know your way around soon. Be as detailed as you can with regards to the application and make sure that you show how passionate you are.
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