Open day at Allen & Overy

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
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Corporate Law

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Very enjoyable and informative - found out a lot about the legal sector and was given a very professional overview of the firm, lots to be impressed by and exceeded my expectations!


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

After a thorough screening process, did feel like they invested in us given the small number but it was interesting to see how many attendees had different backgrounds/age coming to the day


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Given it was an open day did not really need lots of support but given lots of advice and guidance - as a non-law student I had many more 'basic' legal questions that they were happy to answer


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

Helped a lots, very encouraging for me - unsure of legal field but very eager to find out more this event was only a few hours but able to equip with a great deal of know-how on a legal career


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

very well done - lots of activities that made the few hours very worthwhile got through lots of material I was not sure what to expect but they definitely made the most of your time there


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

it was not too formal, I had worried before that it would be very stiff and slightly forbidding and as I was less familiar with the legal field I worried about the disadvantage...but it was fine, lots of fun


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


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

Not so much an overview of a full time role in the company on a day to day basis... but certainly gave an overview of the type of work and client they dealt with and the different departments


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

This was enlightening - how they advertised themselves and their global network, priding themselves on high quality of work and recruiting individuals suitable for their culture and ethos


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

Greatly, as mentioned not a law student simply interested in the field this was first real opportunity to visit a magic circle firm and explore the career path, the conversion course and all the logistics


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

yes, apart from trainee.graduate recruitment and the partners which hosted the presentation they had several trainees to network and talk with - around lunch break and during the networking session


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Good opportunity to meet other workers and ask questions - rather brief


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

pro bono, charity


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, if you are interested in law and don't do it try to get work experience to see what it is really like, the application is lengthy but it is well worth the effort and you meet other people at the event