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Rating

4.4/5
  • About You
    4.5
  • The Company
    4.0
  • Everything Else
    4.9

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I really had a great time on the Winter Vac Scheme it was a whistle-stop of the firm and all its departments and it was really interesting to discover more about the daily work of a commercial lawyer.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I felt really valued during my time with A&O. I was included by all the team members in the seat I was in for the week and always got thankful and positive responses from people I did work for.

    5/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • The graduate recruitment team make you feel super supported and nothing is too much trouble. You are also assigned a trainer (associate) and a buddy (trainee) who you get to know really well and can ask lots of questions

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I am a non-law student so it wasn't really relevant to my degree, but the experience did affirm my desire to go into the legal profession after graduation.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • It was a perfect balance of informative and insightful talks as well as unscheduled time which allowed vac schemers to really get involved in the work of their practice area

    4/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • The atmosphere throughout was really collaborative, supportive and fun. There was a great spirit amongst the vac schemers

    4/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I feel the company really invested in me, however it was a short time period of only a week so I feel had I been there longer I would've been able to respond better to this question.

    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?
  • I definitely have taken away from the week a really detailed understanding of the people, work and culture of A&O to a greater extent than I anticipated given such a short programme.

    4/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • Really well as we were embedded with a sub-team of a practice area for the week we were there so we could understand how the teams worked.

    4/5

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

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • I was paid generously for my work on this placement


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • So many - drinks with future trainees, dinner with partners, speed dating of different practice areas

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • Really good we had dinner with partners at The Dorchester!

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Yes there are a plethora of different sports teams and I also attended a choir practice.

    5/5

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

    5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

16th December 2016


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