Winter Vacation Scheme Student at Allen & Overy

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

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The scheme was really fun and definitely worth the time.


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. 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.


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


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.


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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


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

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


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.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

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