1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I was given an insight into working as a solicitor within an international commercial law firm. I took part in activities to gain an understanding of the different roles that a solicitor may have, as well as the seeing just how many areas that are within law. This was with a number of different people, such as trainee solicitors. There was also a visit to Vodafone which made me understand what, being an in house lawyer, involves. During the week, I was given a task with my group to make a presentation about starting a business and dealing with the problems that may ensue along the way.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I developed confidence during the week, with the ability to speak up more and give my own input into group situations, which helped with my teamwork skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoyed the week, as it provided me with the chance to work in a group with people that I was not familiar with. Also, the feel and look of the law firm has really inspired me to work as hard as I can, in order to, hopefully, work somewhere like Hogan Lovells in the future. Along with the professional feel of the law firm, I enjoyed being given tasks and understanding what the day-to-day work entails.
4. How valued do you feel by Hogan Lovells?
Everyone at Hogan Lovells made me feel incredibly welcome, throughout the week, in all aspects of the work placement and it was great to have been given email addresses of the lawyers, for future queries and advice.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The entire programme was very well structured and organised. The week had the perfect amount of activities; in that it wasn't overwhelming, but at the same time, it wasn't boring.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
There was always someone available to provide us with great activities
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The support during the week was great.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I did not receive a salary; aside from my daily travel being reimbursed.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I did not have a job at Hogan Lovells, as this was just a temporary work placement.
9. Would you recommend Hogan Lovells to a friend?
There is really nothing I can fault about Hogan Lovells.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Hogan Lovells?
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