Vacation Scheme at Allen & Overy

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Internship (1-4 Months)
London Central London and City
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The Role



The Role

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

Having been nervous before starting I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the placement; both the work and the people were great and I was genuinely sad to leave.


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

The work that I did I hope was useful and valuable to my colleagues


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

Everyone, from the trainee buddies and our trainers to the partners and graduate recruitment team


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It varied depending upon the day and the department; I was happiest when busiest


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

Again; it depended upon the particular day and the department


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

It was a hugely valuable experience and one that I think gave an insight into the firm and the nature of its work that it is impossible to gain from an external perspective


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was dynamic; people were clearly busy but always made time to chat and be friendly, which was very welcoming


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

Absolutely great; from the first day to the last we were exceptionally well looked after and organised, always knowing what we would be doing and involved both inside and outside of work


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

Everyone in the firm put a huge amount of time and effort into explaining/training/teaching us and I feel the experience both enhanced existing skills and taught me new ones


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop

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

I would be delighted to be offered the opportunity to continue working with the firm



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

The other vacation scheme students were a like minded group and we all got on well, socialising both inside and outside of work


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

London as a whole was fairly expensive although the firm was great in arranging meals and drinks after work for us


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

We had enjoyable nights out with the other vacation scheme students


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

Particularly enjoyed getting involved with pro bono work