Who is eligible to apply for A&O First?
We welcome applications from students who achieved a minimum of AAB or equivalent at A-level, are considering a career in commercial law and are in the first year of a three year course or second year of a four year course of their undergraduate degree.
You do not need to study law to apply; we accept applications from all degree disciplines.
What is the application process?
To apply for A&O First, you must complete an online application form. Successful candidates will be invited to complete a short video interview. All candidates will find out the outcome of their application after 11 February 2021.
What do you look for in applicants?
We’re looking for students who have shown initiative by getting involved in lots of different things at school and university, so we are keen to find out about your extra-curricular activities.
You should demonstrate a genuine interest in finding out more about commerical law as a potential career path and explain why you are applying for this opportunity with A&O specifically. We’re looking for a strong academic performance to date, but no previous legal work experience is required.
Who will be my trainee buddy?
Your trainee buddy will provide support to you before, during and after the scheme. They can provide you with an insight into trainee life and also answer any questions you may have.
What are the benefits of participating in A&O First?
During the scheme participants will get the opportunity to build their network at A&O and develop the skills we are looking for in future trainees.
There is also the chance to be fast-tracked to interview for either a vacation scheme or training contract following completion of the scheme.