• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Day to day involved attending different workshops, interviewing different members of staff, research task and group task -- both assessed.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • You learn a significant amount about Allen & Overy, as well as how as a lawyer we can make a big difference.

  • 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?
  • Very eye-opening and helpful. Clear progression paths and the training contract as a whole.

  • 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 inclusive and friendly. There is a perception that Magic Circle law firms are elitist and filled with people who are ultra-high class and traditional makeup. This could not be further from the truth. As someone from a very diverse background, I felt incredibly welcome from the start and throughout the scheme.

  • 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 so much I have accepted a training contract with the firm!

  • 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
  • Be yourself in the application form and answer the test logically. Then for the assessment centre read very fast and structure your presentation. During the interview on the case study, I found it best to say your thoughts out loud and then use them to justify your answers rather than think then say without proper thought.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

Central London and City

1st September 2021

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