Work Experience Student at Pinsent Masons

Start Date:
Yorkshire & The Humber
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Review Date:
July 2014

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Review Score

6.8 /10

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


Work experience student. Given tasks such as drafting witness statements, summarising leasehold deeds, drafting charity event invitations. Given quite a lot of responsibility on the whole. Went to a coffee meeting outside of the office. Also given presentations each day that helped give an insight into a career in law.

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


Developed organisational and communication skills.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Work can be tedious at times, but trainee solicitors are very friendly and helpful.

4. How valued do you feel by Pinsent Masons?


Feel very valued as given a lot of responsibility.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Programme is very well structured with every hour accounted for. Gives a lot of variety as you work in a different department each day.

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


Given adequate support but not spoon fed.

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


Given adequate support but not spoon fed.

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



8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


N/A - only 1 week

9. Would you recommend Pinsent Masons to a friend?


9b. Why?

Gives a good insight into what it is like to work at Pinsent Masons, or within a commercial law firm in general.

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

Make sure your enthusiasm for the placement comes across in application process.

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