Winter Vacation Scheme Student at Allen & Overy

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
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Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Corporate Law

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8.7/10

About You
9.0
The Organisation
8.0
Everything Else

9.5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The A&O Winter Vacation Scheme was greatly tailored to our interests. We were given the opportunity to arrange meetings with people involved in things we were interested in.

9/10

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

Many members of the practice area I sat in were very keen in involving me with any interesting work they had.

10/10

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

Everyone in the team, including my mentor and the trainees, were all really friendly and were more than happy to answer any questions I had.

9/10

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

It helped me gain a better understanding of what legal work involved.

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

There were organised presentations/activities in the mornings and evenings and we sat in our respective practice areas during the time in between.

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The scheme was really fun and definitely worth the time.

8/10

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

We were given access to many resources and we were each assigned a trainer.

8/10

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?

Although we couldn't see all the practice areas due to time constraints, it was a great opportunity to see what it feels like to work in one of the teams.

8/10

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

Other than my own experience, we were given the opportunity to meet people from a range of seniorities to ask about what it's like to work at A&O

8/10

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

The scheme gave us a feel of what it's like to work as a commercial lawyer.

7/10

Other Information

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

Everyone on the scheme was paid and we could also apply for a bursary

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

Yes, we could arrange meetings with people from different practice areas

9/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Yes, there were numerous networking dinners, drinks and lunches that we attended.

10/10

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

Yes, we could meet up with people from choir, diversity networks and pro bono teams.

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, it is definitely a great opportunity and the scheme is very well organised

10/10