Vacation Scheme Student at Allen & Overy

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Liverpool Street Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Legal/Law

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This review was written using a previous version of questions that were updated in 2013

Allen & Overy is a Top Employer

6.9/10

The Role
7.2
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

5.5

The Role

Role Description

I was given similar work to that of a trainee solicitor.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

The placement was well organised with a good variety of work and good networking events.

8/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I felt that vacation scheme students were respected and staff generally took an interest.

7/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I found supervisors very helpful and understanding.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I always had work to do and if I had a lot on, my supervisor would recognise this and not give me any more until I had time.

8/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given responsibility to do research tasks but the work was always checked, which is what I would expect as a vacation scheme student.

6/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I learnt a lot about working life as a solicitor and the skills that are needed for the job.

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere was very friendly and supportive.

7/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The vacation scheme was organised well with a good balance of different talks, workshops and tasks. It was good to spend some time in two departments.

8/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

We had IT training, not much else. However general experience of the day-to-day work was incredibly helpful.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
7/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I have been offered a job and I have accepted it.

10/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

The group was very sociable and people got on well and were generally like-minded.

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

The area was quite expensive, however it was very beneficial having the subsidized bar.

4/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

We did not get much experience of the nightlife.

4/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

There were opportunities to help out with pro bono work and to go to the gym.

6/10