Open Day Attendee at Allen & Overy

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Greater London
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Banking/Finance Legal/Law

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Itnwas only a day long but gave a brilliant insight into all aspects of the firm, including leisure, food, and the culture of the firm


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

Everyone was so approachable and the graduate team learned my name straight away so it seemed that they cared amongst all the people there


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

The presentations were very helpful and staff and trainees alike were there to answer any queries whatsoever


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

The negotiation skills exercise was fantastic and so helpful, both during my degree, as well as what I plan on doing when I finish in the commercial environment


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Timing was very well thought out and not too much time was spent on any of the activities. It gave me a taste into everything the firm has to offer and I remained engaged with the content throughout


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Everyone was welcoming and even though it was a stressful environment, everyone seemed to have time if you approached them.


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

The activities provided did this, however it was slightly limited due to time constraints


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?

Work shadowing in particular helped me understand this. Having the tour and seeing people in their offices was a great help in realising this also


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

It showed people 'off record' and how they work. Being inside the building showed me the strong branding and belief in the firm name


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


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

A very simple process and they were happy to reimburse all expenses

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

Networking lunch and 'speed dating' with some of the main departments


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Very insightful, however many times I had little opportunity to ask my questions, though they were answered in general by other people


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

The tour showed us the gym and the trainee told me all about their sporting opportunities and pro bono work


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Such a fantastic opportunity, even if you're not sure if an international, or even a City law firm is for you. I was in this mindset before, but now I would definitely like to work here