• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • 5 days. Performed research tasks for a combination of commercial and pro bono work. Inputting and reviewing data. Met and worked closely with associates and trainees.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Yes. Good for time management. Good for practical writing experience. Good for getting used to working in a working environment.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • It was very helpful to be given a sense of how the firm worked, how people felt about the place they worked, and how they spent their days. Obviously only being there for a week, I only had the chance to experience one seat, and so don't have as much exposure to other areas meaning it is a necessarily limited insight.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 3/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • People seemed to enjoy themselves and have the time to go for lunch. They seemed to like one another and there was a good relationship between different levels of seniority (although also a fair few people didn't know one anohter, but I think that's Covid-related).

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

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • High.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Simmons & Simmons LLP to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Look at what the firm itself does, rather than general law firms. Think about working closely with your trainee as well, rather than spending time trying to impress partners/associates.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

Central London and City

November 2021

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