Vacation Scheme Student at Allen & Overy

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

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4.8/5

About You
4.6
The Company
4.7
Everything Else
5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

A very informative, useful and engaging insight into the world of commercial law at a top tier city firm.
5 /5

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

I felt valued, comfortable talking to a range of trainees and lawyers and contributed to actual work in my department.
5 /5

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

My trainer and trainee buddy were excellent, and fully supported me during my placement
5 /5

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

Great skill set developed.
4 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured, with the opportunity to get involved in extra curricular activities within the firm as well as the actual legal work.
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Friendly and inclusive, yet professional and clearly amongst the best law firms out there.
5 /5

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

I felt very valued and my trainer and trainee buddy always took the time to explain any questions I had to ask.
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?

Despite vacation schemes perhaps being a glorified version of what the role of a trainee actually is, I gained a great insight into what being a lawyer at A&O actually is like, from speaking to a range of trainees and lawyers.
4 /5

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

I got a great insight into the friendly and inclusive, yet ambitious and innovative culture of the firm.
5 /5

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

The content was very useful in confirming my desire to pursue a career here.
5 /5

Everything Else

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

I was reimbursed £450 per week and attended many great socials and dinners all for free.

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

Great networking opportunities throughout the placement, and the employees were always happy to meet up to answer any questions I had.
5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Amazing range of networking and socials like drinks, socials and dinners.
5 /5

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

I found out and got involved in a great range of extra curricular activities like 5 aside football and the free gym onsite.
5 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would highly recommend anyone this insight interested in commercial law, regardless of your degree background (even Sciences, not just humanities or law!).
5 /5