Work Experience Student - Unpaid Role at Pinsent Masons

Start Date:
2018
Location:
Birmingham
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£0 annually
Review Date:
August 2018

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Review Score

7.9/10

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

8/10

I am a work experience student for a weeks placement. In the mornings I go to presentations about how the firm is run/its structure ect. and also get involved in group activities such as mock tribunals. In the afternoons I spend time with my supervisor, reading through legal documents and bibles ect.

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

8/10

Yes I have learnt many new skills this week. Firstly, I have been creating executive summaries for long documents to send to clients. This has helped me to learn how to write information in a more concise and simple manner. I have also learnt the definitions of many new legal words.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I have really enjoyed the morning group activities as I have been able to engage with all of the other students and learn a lot more about the firm. The afternoons with supervisors have been challenging, but this is what makes them enjoyable. Its been fun reading about different cases and trying to create executive summaries for them.

4. How valued do you feel by Pinsent Masons?

7/10

I feel quite valued when I am helping my supervisor with a task that means that they don't have to do it themselves. However, sometimes I feel that I am a nuisance to people if I keep asking for work to do while they are busy.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

On the first day, I was given a detailed summary of the week ahead. It had all of the times and names of the presentations and the people who were delivering them. The week was very well structured and all of the plans were followed perfectly. I enjoyed reading ahead to see what the rest of the week entailed!

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

7/10

I have received a lot of support from my supervisor when I am carrying out a task for them. If I have any questions or if I am struggling to complete it, they are happy to come over and provide guidance.

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

7/10

I have received a lot of support from my supervisor when I am carrying out a task for them. If I have any questions or if I am struggling to complete it, they are happy to come over and provide guidance.

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

10/10

I have not been paid for this week of work experience.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

During my week here I have not experienced any of these opportunities. However, I have been told that there are lots of clubs that can be joined and lots of activities that you can get involved in. These range from sports such as netball to evenings and meals out together as a team.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

The office has a very positive and happy environment, everyone is willing to help and respond to any questions that you have. It is a very well established firm and the career progression ladder is clear.

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

I would tell people to write about all of the work experience that they have had and how this has improved their skillset. Also, when they are at the firm they should be confident and not hesitate to ask questions whenever they are unsure about a task.

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