Student at Allen & Overy

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Leamington Spa East Midlands
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Banking and Finance Law Intellectual Property Law

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight was very enjoyable, with the opportunity to see different practice groups within the firm.


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

I felt valued and was able to make some important contributions to ongoing projects.


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

The guidance and support throughout the summer scheme excellent.


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

The skills and information received over the placement will greatly help my progress in completing the GDL, LPC and preparing me for life as a trainee.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was very well structured with planned events running alongside time spent in the office.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The general atmosphere was professional, but very friendly and relaxed.


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

The firm spent a great deal of time training students about the different practice areas, as well as providing IT training. There were networking events which allowed us to learn about the skills required to become commercial lawyers.


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?

The insight was invaluable in providing a true representation of what it would be like to have a full time job with Allen and Overy.


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

The insight gave me a very accurate understanding of Allen and Overy's culture.


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?

I was paid and reimbursed expenses.

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

There were a range of formal and informal networking events which allowed us to meet other employees of the firm.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The social events were well considered and planned, and were excellent.


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

There are a wide range of clubs and societies within the firm that allow for involvement outside work, and these are well attended by employees.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would recommend this placement to a friend.