Vacation Scheme Student at Allen & Overy

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London
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4.8/5

About You
4.8
The Company
4.8
Everything Else
5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I found the scheme to be genuinely enjoyable.
5 /5

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

I felt welcome and valued by all at the firm.
5 /5

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

My trainer, as well as everyone else at the firm, was always happy to answer any questions/assist with any problems that I came across.
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 information I have obtained on this scheme will be very useful in informing my decision as to where to begin my career - the answer to which will almost certainly be at A&O.
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

I cannot fault the structure of the scheme - there were presentations/events every day, and beyond this, the HR team were always happy to help to arrange any further meetings/events in response to any request.
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Friendly, supportive and non-hierarchical.
5 /5

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

It is clear that a lot of time and resource was allocated to this scheme. We were given comprehensive IT training and shown where everything is and how it works on the first day. We also took part in a business development game and prepared + delivered a presentation on the pro bono work carried out at the firm.
5 /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?

Sitting in the same office as my trainer, I was able to observe the tasks he carried out as part of his full time role. I was also able to speak with other employees to get an idea of what their work involves.
5 /5

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

I got a very clear impression of the culture at A&O - I had the chance to interact with representatives from different practice areas and levels of seniority, both inside and outside of the office.
5 /5

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

Very valuable.
5 /5

Everything Else

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

Market-leading pay for the vacation scheme students.

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

There were many networking opportunities.
5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Very enjoyable - generous amounts of food and drink were provided at all.
5 /5

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

Yes - there was a presentation which included a broad overview, and meetings/practice sessions for specific activities were arranged for those interested.
5 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Absolutely - it has been thoroughly enjoyable and useful.
5 /5