Work experience student at Pinsent Masons

Start Date:
2016
Location:
Edinburgh
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
Competitive
Review Date:
21st October 2016

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Review Score

8.9/10

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

8/10

I was fortunate enough to be able to visit various departments;property, construction, litigation and TMT. My supervisor(s) at each department gave me an overview of their role as well as setting me related tasks.

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

9/10

Through this work experience I have developed my communication skills by being in contact with so many different people, and learnt the general fundamentals of law which are extremely useful.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I believe that the varied nature of the programme makes it thoroughly enjoyable and all the staff at Pinsent Masons have been kind and approachable.

4. How valued do you feel by Pinsent Masons?

9/10

The amount of planning and preparation put into the experience really makes you feel valued, as well as the importance of some of the tasks that are given to you.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

9/10

The programme was very well structured because it incorporated many different aspects of an occupation in law and allowed interaction with a whole variety of tasks.

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

9/10

My supervisor thoroughly explained my relevant task and provided plenty of support; offering advice if I ever needed to ask any and always being approachable

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

9/10

Pinsent Masons provided a whole range of support for me including many books detailing further opportunities at the firm and different presentations on certain parts of law

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

8/10

Being a work experience pupil, I had to buy my lunch every day apart from the first, however there were many nearby shops that provided everything I needed

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

I have been invited to a couple of social events outside of work and I have only been here for a week, therefore highlighting the social atmosphere of the firm

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

I believe if you are interested in law it provides a firm insight into various parts of occupations within law, and shows which parts suit you the best

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

I would say preparation is key; send off your application well before the deadline and come in with an open mind as you never know which aspects will interest you the most

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