• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Morning - typically attending talks from the firm on practice areas and other legal topics of significance. Early Afternoon - typically worked on week-long innovation challenge within groups. Late Afternoon/Early Evening - typically shadowed associate (trainer) 1 on 1 and was delegated a range of work.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • My knowledge of the inner workings of the legal sector increased significantly, as did my knowledge of actual legal concepts and the processes involved. Further strengthened my teamwork skills (through the innovation challenge) and time management skills (with independence given to balance trainer work with the group challenge, often scheduling our own meeting times).

  • 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?
  • Fascinating part of the experience - I had the chance to speak to everybody from first seat trainees to senior partners, and learnt a great deal about their roles.

  • 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?
  • Very friendly and welcoming across the board.

  • 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?
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the placement, both from the perspective of someone interested in this firm and also from the perspective of someone interested in the commercial law sector.

  • 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
  • Close attention to detail and firm-specific information in the application form / showing a sense of personality and warmth at interview stage.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Corporate Law

Central London and City

December 2021

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