Summer Vacation 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 weeks of experiencing real client projects, and assisting under supervision of your Supervisor and a Trainee Buddy. As well as the work, there were many scheduled workshops and sessions to get immersed in the culture at Simmons. These were all really insightful.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I significantly enhanced my technical understanding of some areas of commercial legal practice, as well as communication 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?
  • Very good - we received a full induction as to the Simmons business, purpose, culture, people and more. We learnt a lot more than just about the Bristol office specifically.

  • 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?
  • Excellent - the culture was very welcoming. Senior leaders made time to speak with Vacation Scheme students.

  • 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 this Vacation Scheme - everything was completely above and beyond my expectations.

  • 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
  • Immerse yourself entirely in the firm before applying. Really get to understand the Simmons culture and why they are different, because they are. Attend all online events, careers development opportunities and engage with them as much as possible.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


South West

July 2023

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