1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
As a work experience student you are allocated to work under the supervision of a trainee on different seat/department each day. Daily tasks include carrying out research, filling forms, helping the trainee with some work etc.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have gained many skills which will be valuable inside and outside the the workplace environment. For example the skills gained through research tasks and reading cases will come very useful at university.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoyed the programme very much as it exceed my expectations. I also really liked the firm's culture and approach.
4. How valued do you feel by Pinsent Masons?
The involvement within tasks and projects was highly satisfying, therefore it gives a feel of being recognised for your work.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme, presentations, tasks and the group projects were well organised.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The trainees provided work experience student with a great amount of support, advice and feedback.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
You could quite often consult the HR Team when needed.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Depending on which seat you are allocated to, the firm had many socials/events for the employees and for work experience students.
9. Would you recommend Pinsent Masons to a friend?
It gives you good insight into the work of a trainee. The range of tasks was quite varied and the involvement within tasks and projects is highly satisfying.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Pinsent Masons?
Show your enthusiasm to the trainees and do not be afraid to ask questions.
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