shadowing a trainee at Pinsent Masons

Start Date:
2016
Location:
Leeds
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£0 annually
Review Date:
26th August 2016

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Review Score

9.7/10

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

10/10

I was basically shadowing a trainee solicitor in the law firm. I experienced different departments on different days and my tasks involved drafting documents and doing research that a real solicitor would do.

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

9/10

I have developed my IT skills, communication skills, and networking skills.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

All of the people I met were very welcoming and on hand if I had any questions. The work environment was brilliant and I learnt a lot.

4. How valued do you feel by Pinsent Masons?

9/10

I was given tasks of high responsibility and received lots of praise for them.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

We were given a clear timetable and the staff involved all knew exactly what was going on. It was very well organised.

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

10/10

We were emailed often by the main organiser who were happy to support us.

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

10/10

We were emailed often and offered support through the company's trainees.

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

9/10

It wasn't paid however there was opportunity to have travel costs reversed.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

I was invited to get involved in events that the staff were attending and there was a facebook group chat with other work experience students.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

it was a brilliant experience that I really enjoyed and it gave me a great insight into the career sector.

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

Don't worry about making mistakes in the tasks as they don't expect you to know everything. Go in with an open mind.

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