• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • The vacation scheme involved working within a chosen department (you submit your preferences prior to the week) and assisting with work whilst attending various webinars, workshops, networking sessions, Q&As, 1:1 virtual coffees and socials.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have learnt more corporate law centred law skills such as how to draft board minutes, I have also developed my networking skills and IT proficiency.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 4/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • We received very detailed and immersive workshops and webinars about all aspects of the firm from Fintech to Responsible Business. These sessions were engaging and well presented and we had plenty of opportunity to ask questions and schedule 1:1s with other individuals.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 4/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • It was great, everyone was very welcoming despite being so busy with their own work and it was very easy to reach out to people to get help. The company was clearly very proud of their culture and put it at the forefront of everything, most of the employees also said they had moved to that firm because of how collegiate the culture was.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I enjoyed it very much, I loved meeting everyone and going into the office. I really enjoyed having insightful workshops on the firm's work and culture, and the socials were also super fun.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Simmons & Simmons LLP to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Be genuine and yourself, especially in the interview. Academics and common sense are obviously important, but at the end of the day, what sets you apart from the crowd will be whether they get along with you well or not. Culture is super important at this firm. Also be as enthusiastic and willing to learn as possible.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


South West

July 2021

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