Vacation Scheme at Allen & Overy

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London
Review Date
Roles
Legal/Law Legal/Law

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4.8/5

About You
4.5
The Company
4.8
Everything Else
5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

5 /5

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

4 /5

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

5 /5

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

5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

5 /5

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

The Trainer I sat with was very helpful and detailed in explaining complicated financial concepts, terms and deals. I gained a lot of practical knowledge during my placement.
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?

The Vacation Scheme helps a lot in understanding what would a Trainee do at the firm. You also interact a lot with the Associates, and while you might not get to do the highly complex work that Associates are doing, you get a good feel on what their lifestyles (work life balance) are like, what is the atmosphere in terms of hierarchy in the firm and such.
5 /5

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

A must do for anyone, who is struggling to understand the difference between different Law Firms. Vacation Scheme is the perfect opportunity to get the feel of the firm and work here.
5 /5

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

It only strengthened my firm interest in Commercial Law.
5 /5

Everything Else

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

Vacation Scheme students get paid really well for the 2 weeks spent here. The food in the canteen, while not reimbursed, is subsidised by the firm, which significantly lowers your planned expenses fro food in a city like London.

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

The HR team was fantastic in organising different events, where people could network with wide range of people, from Trainees during drinks and BBQ to Partners during a fancy dinner at Hotel.
5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

5 /5

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

Incredible choice of Pro-Bono projects to get involved in, as well as Sports Clubs, Sports Classes at the gym, organised seminars, talks, lunches and so on. The list is endless.
5 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

100%
5 /5