Plenty of opportunities to ask questions, friendly advice, outgoing grad team more than happy to help.
Difficult to feel particularly valued over the course of a day, but a good attempt was made. The work shadowing fell short of any meaningful work, yet this was to be expected in such a short period of time.
Plenty of opportunities offered to ask for guidance/support through the networking sessions and lunches right the way through to the negotiation skills workshop when constructive criticism was given to help improve our negotiation skills.
As a non-law student, for the time being at least, negotiation skills etc. are not of particular use. Yet the broader understanding of the commercial world outlined over the day is certainly of use to anyone in any profession / undertaking any degree.
Clear timetable sent to students via email prior to the day to which we stuck. A few timing issues over the day but nothing that wasn't recovered by the staff.
Everyone who applies clearly wants to be there, very keen and friendly bunch.
Again, nothing too major given that A&O First initially begins with just a day in the office. However, meals were provided and lots of guides and a helpful workshop were also given.
I imagine this will improve over the course of the next few months with the rest of the programme. Certainly as much of an insight as possible was given over the day!
Same as above.
Prompt, quick and easy. First thing done in the morning over breakfast.
We had a networking lunch and "speed dating"-esque session in the morning, as well as being given a tour by trainees. The shadowing opportunity also offered another opportunity to get to know better an employee of A&O.
Well organised apart from one associate rushing off halfway through! To be expected in such a busy firm!
Over the course of the networking lunch you can chat with trainees about social events during the LPC/time as a trainee. Very helpful. Website also very informative.