Graduate Programmes

LawTech Graduate Programme

LawTech Graduate Programme

Drive transformation with an impact

At Allen & Overy, the future isn’t just something we adapt to. We’re in the front seat, driving advancement and innovation. 

By investing in the fusion of technology and law, we’re shaping how the industry utilises the latest innovation. We work smarter and bolder, so that we can deliver solutions fast, and at scale. From artificial intelligence to data visualisation, project management tools to data-driven decision making, we are transforming both the services we offer and the ways in which we deliver them.

That’s where our LawTech Graduate Programme comes in. We are looking for creative and ambitious people, to drive transformation at the heart of the firm. We provide our trainees with the skills to succeed and the support and resources to re-define the role of tech in law.

Eligibility

Final year students or graduates, preferably with a STEM or Economics degree background.

Application window

13 December 2021 - 13 January 2022

 

Programme Overview

You’ll rotate through various areas in Advanced Delivery & Solutions – our Markets Innovation Group, Project Management, Legal Tech and Fuse or eDiscovery teams.

This experience isn’t just about learning from a range of experts, you’ll be playing your role in our transformation, helping us to innovative our solutions and service delivery from every angle.

This could just be the start. When you finish the programme, you will have the opportunity to pursue a permanent role in one of these areas.

Salary

£35,000 in the first year
£40,000 in the second year

 

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Advanced Delivery & Solutions Explained

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Reasons to join

If you are fascinated by tech, and driven to make a difference with your career, this programme could be the opportunity for you. The progress we make has a direct impact on our clients, and by enhancing and streamlining traditional law practices, we make legal representation more accessible to everyone. A career in legal tech, provides graduates with the chance to be at the helm of change and innovation.

COHORT

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We recruit four LawTech graduates each year.

TRAINING

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You'll undergo a two-year development programme designed to equip you with the technical knowledge, industry awareness and variety of project experience needed to qualify in to one of the areas. A&O will also support and fund recognised training and qualifications as you rotate through the four areas, including: project management (PRINCE2), Strategyser and RelativityOne Review Pro.

PROGRESSION

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Once you have completed your two-year training, you will have the opportunity to further your career within your preferred function.

What we look for

Curiosity is the key to succeeding in this team. It’s more than a love of learning, but the desire to question everything; looking for better ways of working, sharing new ideas and always finding that drive to discover something that could change everything.

This means we’re able to welcome applicants from all universities with any degree. Whichever subject you studied, if you can ask the right questions and show your commitment to helping us innovate – you could be the perfect candidate for our LawTech graduate programme. Our academic requirements are AAB (136 UCAS points) or equivalent at A-Level and on track for/achieved a 2:1 undergraduate degree. We do take into account mitigating circumstances, including those relating to a disability, which may have affected your grades either at school or university and there is a space on the application form to include these.

Application Process

1. Online Application

This is your time to stand out. We are interested in your journey to date, your areas of interest and in particular, why this role appeals to you. In this stage, you will answer two short essay questions and detail your work and education history.

2. Interviews

If your online application is successful, the next stage will be a virtual assessment day composed of two one-on-one interviews.

The first interview will be a case study, focused on the type of work you will be exposed to in this role. You will have time to work through a short brief and prepare a short presentation to deliver to your interviewer. This will be followed by a discussion on the key points from the case study.

In the second interview you will be asked a series of questions based on scenarios you may encounter as an LawTech graduate.