Vacation Schemer Review

by Simmons & Simmons LLP


  • Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • During the Vacation Scheme, we spent the days working with our Trainee Buddy and Supervising Associate in a specific department, engaging in a variety of extremely interesting talks from different members of the firm, and taking part in social activities.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Yes, I had the opportunity to take part in a client call, learned more about the different practice groups and developed my knowledge of Simmons&Simmons as a law firm.

  • 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?
  • It was fantastic hearing more about the business, its impact, purpose and how it is looking to stay competitive. In terms of the role of the trainee, we learned all about the bespoke Compass Training Programme and had many opportunities to chat to trainees at 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 of the firm is friendly, approachable and dynamic. Everyone we met seemed genuinely fulfilled by their jobs.

  • 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 thoroughly enjoyed the Vacation Scheme. I learned a vast amount about Simmons & Simmons, and met a range of high-performing and friendly individuals, which I found extremely rewarding.

  • 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 Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • 5/5

  • 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
  • Attend an event with Simmons & Simmons before you apply, and read about the firm's key values!

    Report this review


Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law


December 2022

View More Reviews