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Rating

4.1/5
  • About You
    4.0
  • The Company
    4.3
  • Everything Else
    4.0

Role Description

Sitting in 2 different departments carrying out legal research, drafting and admin tasks - typical trainee work.

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • People were mostly friendly and I enjoyed the work.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • People were sometimes too busy with their own work to spend any time explaining things or chatting to me, but that's understandable in a firm like A&O.

    4/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • Great - assigned a trainee buddy who was more attentive and helpful than at other firms

    4/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Very useful for getting insight of working in a Magic Circle firm.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • Good - almost too structured with loads of organised talks.

    4/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Great, especially down to the other vac schemers!

    5/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Lots of effort clearly put in, things like free A&O hoodies were quite nice perks!

    4/5

  • 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?
  • Very realistic view, no frills attached. Clearly people work extremely hard and often very long hours.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • Yes - I think this is the only way to really get under the skin of a company

    4/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • Hopefully I will pursue this career in future

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • Very satisfying amount, it's great that these firms can afford to help you out, especially for those living in London.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • Quite a few social events though no partners or associates were involved, just trainees

    4/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • Good fun! Imaginative ideas

    4/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Yes, loads of sports teams were asking for players while we were there

    4/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Yes, if you are prepared to work hard and be sociable!

    4/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

20th August 2013


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