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  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • The scheme involved various talks from lawyers at the firm, as well as interactive exercises and networking, which all provided insight, exposure and experience into the work done by the firm.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Definitely - I've developed my networking skills, as well as my commercial awareness, through participating in the scheme.

  • 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?
  • The Graduate Recruitment team were particularly helpful in making clear to us the available career paths/roles for a budding-commercial lawyer at Allen & Overy, and this was cemented by hearing from many of the lawyers at the firm themselves.

  • 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?
  • Really friendly - nobody was scared to ask questions or begin discussions. The environment was both welcoming and accomodating.

  • 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 thoroughly enjoyed the insight. The firm put in considerable effort to make the A&O First scheme both informative and enjoyable for the participants, and pulled out all the stops!

  • 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
  • Make sure you stay organised and ahead of the deadlines, and brush up on your commercial awareness and general interview skills ahead of applying. Make sure you email the Graduate Recruitment team with any questions if you have them!

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

Central London and City

September 2021

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