A&O First Candidate at Allen & Overy

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Role Description

Legal first-year scheme.

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The scheme included loads of different sessions. Being able to interact with A&O’s business on so many different levels was engaging
5 /5

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

Everyone was very friendly and accommodating.
5 /5

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

I never felt like I did not know what I was doing
5 /5

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

I learnt a lot about A&O’s business and the kind of lawyers that they are looking for
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

Us being brought back for the return visit was good, added longevity to the programme.
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

I got on really well with GR, trainees and my fellow A&O First candidates
5 /5

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

We had sessions on commercial awareness and I got to do some work shadowing which I learnt loads from
4 /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 insight gave me a good understanding of this. And any queries I do have, I know who to ask as a result.
5 /5

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

The friendly culture at the firm was apparent all throughout.
5 /5

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

The Fuse presentation was a highlight; sets A&O apart from many of the firms
5 /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?

There were two networking lunches which were a pleasure to be involved in
5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

I got to know a lot of the other candidates well as well as GR
5 /5

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

There was a pro bono talk; GR also went through all the other opportunities available besides from few earning
5 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

It was such an enjoyable first year scheme to be on. Highly informative too
5 /5