• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

A week with the firm on the Summer Vacation Scheme. Participating and engaging in sessions, interacting with individuals in the business and completing set tasks.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • A fantastic opportunity, giving an insight into the work which the lawyers do but also importantly, the supportive culture at the firm. Each day, there were many opportunities to ask questions during talks, reach out to individuals within the firm and speak to the Graduate Recruitment Team. There was also a great opportunity to form connections with peers on the Scheme in completing a Group Innovation Challenge!


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I was able to develop my teamwork skills in preparing for the Innovation Challenge, communication skills in reaching out to individuals in the firm and engaging with everyone on the Scheme and time management skills in following the fantastic schedule we received for the week!

  • 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?
  • 5/5

  • 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
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • It was great to hear about the opportunities available. I was particularly excited to hear about the wide range of secondment opportunities which the firm offers trainees.

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

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

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


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Very supportive! What I really liked was that many individuals were very open and shared very personal insights into their journeys at the firm. There was also emphasis on mental health, many diversity initiatives and pro bono opportunities. In addition, great scope to get involved in sport and music groups within the firm.

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

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

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

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I loved it!

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 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 tips or advice would you give to others applying to Allen & Overy
  • In terms of preparing for the assessment centre, I found it helpful to understand the work which different practice areas do and how they can collaborate when working on a transaction for example. It is also useful to think carefully about what is motivating your application and relate that to any personal experiences.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

6th July 2021

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