At Allen & Overy, we pride ourselves on delivering an application process that is straightforward and transparent, allowing you to demonstrate your potential to become a good lawyer.
The online application form is your first opportunity to stand out, so make the most of it with thorough preparation. Make sure you use your strongest examples that demonstrate the skills we are looking for and, above all, good attention to detail.
Once you submit the application, you’ll be prompted to complete an immersive video based Situational Judgement Test (SJT), taking around 20 minutes. The SJT is designed to provide a realistic preview of what you may experience as a trainee at A&O.
The same in-depth preparation should also go into your interview – we want you to shine, and to showcase your talents so that we can see your success as a trainee.
Top tips for your application:
Understand our requirements – prepare some examples to show that you have the skills we are looking for
Make the most of your experience – highlight what you’ve gained from your experiences
Be commercial – show an interest in the legal industry and what’s going on in the world and how it might affect us and our clients
Focus on this firm – of course we expect you to apply to other firms, but make sure you tailor your answers to demonstrate why Allen & Overy is right for you
Be technology aware – show interest in legal technology and demonstrate a good understanding of the growing benefits of the technology to the commercial sector
Be accurate – attention to detail is a fundamental skill of a lawyer