Applying to us
We believe there's no such thing as a typical Allen & Overy candidate. It will come as no surprise that we're looking for people who can demonstrate a strong academic performance. Commitment to a career in law and to a career with A&O is, of course, also essential. As important, however, is evidence of teamwork, communication skills, planning and organisation, problem solving and commercial awareness. We also mean it when we say your university and degree subject doesn't matter - 45% of our trainees are from non-law backgrounds and we do not have a shortlist of preferred universities. Our current trainee intake represents around 50 different universities.
To find out more about the opportunities we offer at A&O for open days, vacation programmes and training contracts, click through the links below. Also visit our timetables for law and non-law undergraduates and graduates for full details about how and when you are eligible to apply.
Application timeline - A typical route through the recruitment process
Vacation programmes - First hand experience at Allen & Overy
Open days - Another way to gain first hand experience