Allen and Overy Training Contract Application Questions (and ANSWERS!)

6. What are your main interests, activities and pastimes? Please describe any related positions of responsibility you have held during education and since (both during school/university and to date). (Please limit your answer to 250 words only).

I enjoy [sport] and hold [sport] sessions at my local gym. I am closely involved with my local community and help people with their legal and administrative matters. I enjoy jogging and take part in charity runs. I enjoy travelling and keep up to date with current affairs and commercial and legal news. I am currently running an events management business. I am assisting the director in making important strategic decisions in order to grow the business and managing branches of the business in [area] and [area]. I am currently working with a company specialising in innovative payment systems in the UK (prepaid cards and e-wallets) and liaising with businesses in emerging markets to devise bespoke financial models that will meet their commercial objectives. At university, I pioneered the University of [university] Amateur [sport] Club for the first time in fifty years and was the president of the society. In my third year of university, I helped to develop an innovative initiative to reduce the university’s carbon footprint by switching off all unused desktops during vacation breaks. I was the sports executive at the [university] [language] Speaking Society and organised sporting events such as five-a-side football tournaments and [sport] sessions. At school, I regularly represented my borough and England in national amateur [sport] competitions. In [year], I won a gold medal for England in the [English sports tournament name] Amateur [sport] Tournament.