Allen and Overy First Scheme at Allen & Overy

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Review Date
Commercial Law

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed the insight day. Especially the buddy part of the day
4 /5

2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

During the event the buddy allowed me to assist with reading through a document.
2 /5

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

The buddies were really useful and helped shape my views on the company's ethos
5 /5

4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The skills I developed I hope will help me secure further placements with the firm
4 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight scheme was very well structured and flowed really well
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the firm
5 /5

7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

The company invested a lot considering it was a first year scheme. This really encouraged me to apply for further placements
3 /5

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

It helped me see that commercial law was the sector I wished to partake in and allowed me to see what that would usually entail during the day
5 /5

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

It was good to see how the firm was structured and how well this worked. As well as the environment in which they worked.
4 /5

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

This really showed me this was a career path I wished to follow
5 /5

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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

This was done quickly and easily

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

A large proportion of the day was networking
5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

They allowed you to talk to people in all different sectors of the firm. Could have potentially spent more time doing this
4 /5

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Yes, we found out about all the different activities including the pro bono work
4 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

It was a very useful scheme and has provided me with a lot of information I will need for the future
5 /5