1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I was on work experience. Everyday I would be paired with a different trainee solictor and have to complete tasks set by them. I would be put in a different area of law, and the trainees would set a range of tasks such as reading, powerpoints, organising.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I've learnt basic office skills. More knowlege in different legal sectors. And experience in a working situation
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I did enjoy most aspects of the programme. The team at Pinsent Masons are very friendly and down to earth, making me feel more comfortable. And I felt my work was appreciated and useful
4. How valued do you feel by Pinsent Masons?
Very, I got recognition for my work by the team and was invited to attend extra conferences ect as I was a part of the preparation for it.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme was very structed, I was set a task to do each day at set times.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I was able to approach all of my trainees at any time if I needed extra support or wanted to talk.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I was introduced to the programme by the HR team however didn't see them since. I wasn't introduced to the manager. However, each day my trainee would introduce me to the people in the team including the partners.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Work experience so no pay.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Work experience so only here for the week.
9. Would you recommend Pinsent Masons to a friend?
I felt very welcome and was provided with a great experience and knowledge.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Pinsent Masons?
My experience was provided by Pathways to Law.
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