Insight Student at Allen & Overy

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
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Less than £ 10,000
Banking and Finance Law Commercial Law Corporate Law

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Role Description

Assisting with the jobs that a trainee would undertake in the practice group in which you were placed.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?


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


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


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


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?


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

We were given a number of presentations and some training. It would have been useful to have some more training going into our practice areas.


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?

It is hard to get a real feeling of what a full time role would be like in only three weeks; however, it did give a taster.


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

There were opportunities to meet a great number of people and ask them in confidence about how they found the culture of the company.


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


Other Information

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

The payment for this insight scheme was a bit lower than some of the equivalent schemes at other firms.

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

It would have been helpful to have an opportunity to network with members from practice areas in which we were not sitting.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

These were good fun and there were always a good mix of representatives from the firm.


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

It would have been nice to have been told a little more about this up front; however, you were able to find information on the firm's internal web page.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?