• About You
  • The Company
  • Everything Else

Role Description

Summer vacation scheme student

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I very much enjoyed my time at Allen and Overy. Having participated in like schemes at other Law firms, my experience at Allen and Overy was very different. The atmosphere was one that was extremely friendly and supportive, and it was obvious the firm and graduate recruitment had gone to great lengths to ensure the scheme was both enjoyable and a worthwhile experience.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • At all times I felt extremely valued by the firm, both by the graduate recruitment team and the fee earners. It was obvious graduate recruitment had invested a lot of time and effort into ensuring the scheme was smoothly run and engaging, and the fee earners trusted me with some really interesting client work, so I felt part as though I was really making a contribution, and wasn't just in the way.


  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • With all the lawyers I worked with they were extremely receptive to any queries or questions I had. Though they were busy they always took the time to explain tasks thoroughly and give me some context to the work I was doing, which made it all the more interesting.


  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I think that working in a corporate law firm has provided an interesting piece of context for the sort of legal ideas and principals I deal with during my university studies. The scheme has also helped me develop a number of core skills, such as team work, presentation skills and skills of analysis.


    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • The scheme was extremely well structured. From the start we were made exactly aware of our meetings and events throughout the course of the two weeks and all such events ran smoothly and on time. Being seated with a trainer gave us a point of contact for work throughout the scheme and allowed for a realistic impression of what the training contract would be like.


  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • The atmosphere was at all times friendly and supportive. The graduate recruitment team were quick to encourage the vacation students to bond together, and so it meant by the end of the scheme we became a close knit cohort. All fee earners at every level were extremely friendly and always had time for a chat.


  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 3/5

  • 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?
  • 3/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • 3/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • 3/5

    Everything Else

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

  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • 3/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • 3/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • 3/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

6th July 2018

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