Internship at Pett, Franklin & Co.
I am a student about to enter my third and final year of studying Classics at the University of Bristol, and I plan on converting to Law post-graduate.
I was about to begin a two week internship working in a highly specialised, multi-disciplinary law firm, in lines of work (advising on employee share schemes) that were effectively unchartered territory for me, and in a city that I had never previously visited for more than a day: nerves were certainly running high. But any feelings of anxiety or being “out-of-my-depth” vanished as soon as I walked through the door. The warm welcome I received then, and the unwavering hospitality I received throughout, I feel is entirely symptomatic of the small, tight-knit, family-like environment that is part and parcel of working at Pett, Franklin & Co.
The work I was delegated was engrossing and offered a fantastic insight not only into the legal, tax and accounting issues that the firm deals with, but also, on a larger scale, into the inner-workings of the global corporations that represent its client-base. Being part of a relatively smaller firm allowed for a great deal of direct involvement with everyone in the office – including the partners of the firm themselves – and therefore with a wide range of work, providing an intimate working environment that is quite unique. On top of that, time spent out of the office at various social events, client lunches and even a trip to the Treasury in London, proved equally enjoyable, and it gave the whole experience a very diverse and well-rounded feel.
I can honestly say that my two weeks there flew by, which stands as a real testament to just how rewarding and enjoyable it is to work at Pett, Franklin & Co… a truly invaluable experience.
We are glad Robert was able to join us and that he enjoyed his time with us.