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.
  • First day was a series of interactive presentations. The sessions were very creative and entertaining and we got to do group exercises and learn through hands on activities. This included client pitching, ESG risk assessments and puzzle solving. Second day was workshadowing. We were paired up with supervisors from our department of choice. We shadowed their work and were given real tasks to work on.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I developed my commercial awareness as we were able to better understand the inner workings of a law firm and how they get clients and money. I developed my ability to work well with others through group exercises.

  • 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
  • 4/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • It was very interesting because everyone was extremely supportive and friendly. We asked plenty of questions and everyone was always so happy to give us answers.

  • 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 firm was extremely friendly. Everyone was so supportive and friendly. The chats were informal and I got to meet over 15 people all of whom were extremely friendly and adamant about being of help. For example, at some point I portrayed an interest in Crypto. The graduate recruitment team were amazing and arranged for me to meet a partner who works in the area.

  • 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?
  • Extremely enjoyable as it was full of interactive activities and hands on work.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Make sure to read up about the firm's specific strengths and areas of expertise.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Legal/Law


April 2023

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