Work experience at Pinsent Masons

Start Date:
North West
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Unpaid Role
Review Date:
November 2018

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


Banking and restructuring Property Communicating with lawyers Group exercises

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


Not really learned new skills, just practised them.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


The programme was very insightful but the work was quite dull and not really real Law work. The time you are in work is good but half the day is empty and just left in a room. The days could be two hours shorter.

4. How valued do you feel by Pinsent Masons?


Not valued but that’s what’s expected, you aren’t an employee and you aren’t working on cases. That’s ok and is the same for all work experience because the programme offers an insight.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Very well organised, shame that there was so much empty time doing nothing but the time in work is great.

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


Lots of support, everyone is really kind, welcoming and approachable.

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


Lots of support, everyone is really kind, welcoming and approachable.

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


No salary, just thankful for experience.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


No but it was only experience for one week so it would be very unexpected to be involved in our of work acitivities.

9. Would you recommend Pinsent Masons to a friend?


9b. Why?

Great experience, everyone welcoming, friendly and approachable.

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

Recognise Pinsent Masons as a global firm. Apply early. Apply everything you have in terms of previous work experience to law and business.

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