Vacation Scheme at Allen & Overy

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London
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4.1/5

The Role
4
The Company
4.4
The Culture
3.9

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.
5 /5

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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
4 /5

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
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It varied depending upon the day and the department; I was happiest when busiest
3 /5

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

Again; it depended upon the particular day and the department
3 /5

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
5 /5

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The Company

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
4 /5

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
5 /5

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
5 /5

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
4 /5

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
5 /5

The Culture

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
5 /5

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
3 /5

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

We had enjoyable nights out with the other vacation scheme students
4 /5

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

Particularly enjoyed getting involved with pro bono work
4 /5

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