School Work Experience at Pinsent Masons

Start Date:
2013
Location:
East Midlands
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Review Date:
April 2014

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Review Score

7.1 /10

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

10/10

Presentations about law and a legal career in the morning followed by work shadowing in a different department each afternoon.

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

9/10

Developed a better understanding of a legal profession and networking with trainees

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

Definitely enjoyable! A really great insight into the firm and a legal career and a great way to meet like-minded people too.

4. How valued do you feel by Pinsent Masons?

7/10

Somewhat, although the scheme does not give you an privileges in further applications

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

Very - each day was spent in a different department and trainees were always on hand to answer questions

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

8/10

Lots - presentations each morning and a strong graduate recruitment presence

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

7/10

As above

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

3/10

N/A - no allowance for travel or accommodation unfortunately

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

3/10

N/A - no social opportunities or likewise

9. Would you recommend Pinsent Masons to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Great early insight into the firm during the school work experience programme

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

Apply early, focus your application on corporate law and be enthusiastic and ask plenty of questions on the scheme

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