Spring Insight Scheme 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.
  • Two day scheme with the first day involving classroom based talks, exercises and group activities. Second day involved sitting in a chosen department and completing work with a trainee.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I learnt some skills useful for a trainee, increased my commercial awareness and built on my group exercise skills.

  • 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?
  • I learnt about being a trainee at Simmons, the day to day tasks they undertake and the different departments they offer.

  • 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?
  • Everyone was super friendly and helpful. I met a range of people from the firm including graduate recruitment, paralegals, trainees, associates and partners. At all levels everyone was welcoming and able to give you time to ask questions and learn more.

  • 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 loved the insight scheme. It was the right level of learning, getting involved and socialising with people.

  • 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
  • Research the firm and what makes them unique such as Solutions and their key practice sectors. Reach out to people at the firm to ask questions and learn a bit more as everyone is friendly and happy to help.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Legal/Law, Commercial Law


April 2023

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