• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Ample opportunity to gain insights into different departments at the firm. Also received feedback on submitted work, completed a group presentation and various feedback sessions.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Developed my ability to work collaboratively through actively participating in a virtual group presentation. Also improved my legal knowledge, and refined skills such as drafting and writing, for example through drafting contractual clauses and submitted a memo of research.

  • 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 were very proactive in giving vacation scheme candidates an insight into the firm, it’s different initiatives and to its diversity networks. The roles available at the firm were also clearly outlined, and the responsibilities given to trainee solicitors at the firm were clearly stated so that vacation scheme candidates knew exactly what to expect should they be offered a Training Contract with the firm.

  • 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?
  • The culture was open and supportive. My trainer was very helpful and devoted time to marking my work and giving me feedback on how to improve. Everyone I interacted with was friendly, and always willing to give their time to answer any questions about 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?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • The insight was invaluable and thoroughly enjoyable. I learned a lot about the firm during the week and gained an insight into many different departments such as Corporate and IP.

  • 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 understand how Allen & Overy differentiates itself from other law firms. The firm has a strong reputation for many different types of legal work, but the one thing I think differentiates the firm from its competitors is the open and supportive culture which applies from trainee to partner level.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Corporate Law

Central London and City

October 2021

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