• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • We would start the day by receiving some highly informative talks and presentations from some of the solicitors at the firm about their different specialist areas. We also had some tasks to complete for the firm which would serve as a method of assessment. The firm also had a number of diversity networks we could engage with and ask questions about.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I learnt more about the highly dynamic and ever-changing world of commercial law from one of the best firms in the game. I also developed by knowledge about ESG related law which is invaluable considering there is a huge shift in the field of law towards making legal contract more sustainable.

  • 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 firm's HR team were very useful in explaining what the future path for a lawyer at the firm looks like. In addition to their detailed presentation, they also created ample time for us to have 1:1 meetings with them about potential roles, additional qualifications and also some other opportunities too.

  • 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?
  • It was genuinely amazing. This was one of the main factors which led me to accept my Training Contract with the firm. The firm's high achieving culture coupled with a friendly and welcoming touch was amazing to see as so often high performance and empathy are seen as mutually exclusive.

  • 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 throughly enjoyed the insight. From meeting fellow colleagues to learning more about the firm and even participating in well coordinate social events (albeit virtual), the scheme was hugely enjoyable.

  • 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
  • Research the firm, know how it stands out, make the most out of the Situational Judgement test Practice.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

Central London and City

October 2021

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