My Vacation Scheme at Allen & Overy was thoroughly enjoyable. Unlike other vacation schemes, we were trusted with real work and received feedback quickly on the work we had completed. There were great social events which allowed us the chance to speak to a range of employees. The firm is a fantastic place to work and I am keeping in contact with other students on the scheme.
A very enjoyable experience. Everyone from HR to partners were very welcoming. The firm also put on a lot of events for the vac schemers and made us feel valued. For instance we went pizza making and on a duck tour. Some of these events were attended by HR and others were not. I think this was a nice touch as it meant that not only did you get to know the HR team better but you could also enjoy some events in a different way to others.
I enjoyed it very much. There was a huge amount of variety on offer throughout the day, which ensured the insight remained interesting and stimulating. The people attending were great, as were the employees. It was the only insight day to also include work shadowing!