• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Each day varied, but was a mixture of attending talks, speaking to current staff and trainees, preparing for a presentation, and doing work for the department in which you spent the week. There were also coffee socials throughout the day and two longer evening socials.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • The week provided an insight into the skills needed to thrive at the firm. Above all, it helped to develop presentation skills, commerciality, and organisation.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • The week provided a really good insight into the firm, particularly if you reached out to other trainees, associates, and partners for 1:1 meetings. There were also numerous talks about unique aspects of Simmons, such as its Solutions team and Responsible Business initiatives, which were especially useful for understanding the firm.

  • 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
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Everybody I encountered at Simmons was extremely welcoming and supportive. It feels like a firm that really values development, and where everybody takes time to answer questions and provide help where needed.

  • 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?
  • The week was extremely enjoyable: this wasn't only down to its organisation and the activities that we participated in, but also the firm culture and welcoming nature of everybody involved in the scheme.

  • 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 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
  • I would say the main thing is to be well prepared: knowing the firm enables you to speak genuinely and convincingly about why you want to be there. Whilst capability is certainly important, I think there is a lot of emphasis placed on your attitude and openness to learning too.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

Central London and City

July 2021

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