Rating

4.8/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Responsibilities
    4.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    4.5
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

Role Description

Week long summer vacation scheme, delivered online due to Covid-19.

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Attended various presentations delivered by members across the firm. Completed an assessed drafting exercise, research task and group presentation during the week.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Gained a fantastic insight into the culture of the firm, and what it is like to work in a commercial law firm. Gained confidence in networking and improved professional communication skills.


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

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Because of the virtual format of the scheme, all tasks were simulated.


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • All instructions were clear and we had a readily accessible network of people we could contact if we ran into difficulty.


  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The culture of the firm was fantastic - inclusive, friendly and supportive.


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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I loved it.


  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

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

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Allen & Overy
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Allen & Overy to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Allen & Overy
  • Spend time perfecting your application, and preparing for the assessment centre. The hardest part is gaining a place on the vacation scheme - so make sure you really impress.


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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Commercial Law

2nd July 2021


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