• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My role involved attending presentations, workshops and working on various tasks. During my time on the scheme I completed a timed assessed research exercise and a non-assessed team work project. I also had the chance to speak to a number of people across the firm both formally and informally


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I developed my presentation skills and my legal writing skills.

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

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • We were not given real work given the virtual nature of the scheme. However, we were given the opportunity to interview a number of people across the firm as part of our team project.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 3/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • The graduate recruitment team was amazing in ensuring that we all had a good experience. I had catch up calls with my supervisor and my trainee buddy which were a source of great support during the scheme.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The vacation scheme confirmed that A&O truly is a firm where everyone's input is valued regardless of seniority and a firm where entrepreneurship is encouraged. Everyone was supportive, down to earth, and I did not feel a sense of competition among the vac-schemers.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I absolutely loved my time with A&O - I did not want the scheme to end! I had various TC offers but ended up choosing A&O.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 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 advice would you give to others applying to Allen & Overy
  • Work on your commercial awareness, practise scenario based questions and get involved in extra curricular activities that develop some of the skills that law firms look for.

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Internship (1-4 Months)


Central London and City

October 2021

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