Sitting in 2 different departments carrying out legal research, drafting and admin tasks - typical trainee work.
People were mostly friendly and I enjoyed the work.
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.
Great - assigned a trainee buddy who was more attentive and helpful than at other firms
Very useful for getting insight of working in a Magic Circle firm.
Good - almost too structured with loads of organised talks.
Great, especially down to the other vac schemers!
Lots of effort clearly put in, things like free A&O hoodies were quite nice perks!
Very realistic view, no frills attached. Clearly people work extremely hard and often very long hours.
Yes - I think this is the only way to really get under the skin of a company
Hopefully I will pursue this career in future
Very satisfying amount, it's great that these firms can afford to help you out, especially for those living in London.
Quite a few social events though no partners or associates were involved, just trainees
Good fun! Imaginative ideas
Yes, loads of sports teams were asking for players while we were there
Yes, if you are prepared to work hard and be sociable!