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Rating

3.8/5
  • About You
    3.9
  • The Company
    3.8
  • Everything Else
    3.8

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I felt very welcomed and I learnt so much about the firm and commercial law.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I felt as valued as a First Year Intern could feel at a top firm.

    4/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • Quite a lot, except for the fact that may trainee buddy has now left the London office. So it was a shame to not be able to consult him.

    4/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • This scheme has given me a much better insight into the firm and, hopefully, the firm a much better insight into me.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • Very well-run and organised.

    4/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Really enjoyed being there. Graduate Recruitment, trainees and my peers made for excellent and down-to-earth company.

    4/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company have made us feel very welcomed and valued as A&O First-ers. They have thanked us warmly, even though we should be thanking them for providing us with a such a wealth of insight, and good food and company. I really enjoy their updates on our private Facebook group, reminding us that they still value a connection with all of us.

    4/5

  • 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?
  • The work experience and networking really helps. I would have appreciated even more work experience and maybe more case studies, but what we had was amazing as it was.

    4/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • It definitely does. Allen & Overy are a very welcoming, hard-working and innovative firm.

    4/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • Really helpful. It made me feel more confident in my choice to pursue commercial law.

    4/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • I came from central London so did not need to be reimbursed.


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

    4/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • Very welcoming and the food was delicious.

    3/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Yes, such as Lavanda, where even family members can visit. I learnt also about their Pro Bono initiatives.

    4/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • 100%.

    5/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Legal/Law

27th October 2016


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