What we offer

The start of an adventure.

What can I apply for?

A&O First

A year-long programme and support network designed to give you all the information, contacts and experience you need to decide whether a legal career, and a career with Allen & Overy, is for you.

Open Day

Our Open Day is open to anyone in the second year of their undergraduate degree and onwards, as well as graduates from any degree discipline, who want to get greater insight into a career in commercial law.

Vacation Schemes

It can be difficult trying to differentiate one firm from another. That’s why our Vacation Schemes are a great way to experience our cutting-edge work and collaborative culture.

A&O Training Contract

Starting a Training Contract with Allen & Overy is just the beginning of what will be a stimulating and rewarding legal career.

All those seminars and study groups.

A&O’s accelerated LPC with LLM qualification course
All future trainees, regardless of their degree, are required to take the A&O’s accelerated LPC with LLM qualification course. This bespoke, seven-month accelerated course has been designed to give you both the technical skills and the commercial awareness to be able to start working for our clients from your very first day at the firm.

If you have already completed the LLM with another provider, we will recognise these qualifications – and our preference is for LLM students to join an Allen & Overy office in the jurisdiction where they are qualified or qualifying into.

If you are an LLM student and would like to work in London, please check your eligibility for the relevant scheme and apply for a Vacation Scheme or Training Contract here.

QLTS

If you have qualified as a lawyer outside of England and Wales and are looking to become a quasi-trainee with us, you may not need to do the LPC in order to qualify.

For further information about the QLTS process please visit the SRA website: www.sra.org.uk

Please note that even if you are eligible to apply for the QLTS, it is often our preference for you to take on the UK LPC route. Your options will be discussed with you at offer stage.

 

What can I apply for?

At Allen & Overy we recognise that people come to us at different stages of their career journey. Some will be sure that commercial law is right for them, while others will be exploring a number of options. There are different application routes to our firm, and you can choose the one that suits you best.

What can I apply for?

Apply to A&O First

Applications open: 15 January – 15 February 2018

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What can I apply for?

Apply for our Open Day

Applications open: 15 January 2018

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What can I apply for?

Apply for one of our Vacation Schemes
(You can choose to undertake these in Winter or Summer)

Applications open: 1 October – 31 December 2017

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What can I apply for?

Apply for our Training Contracts
(Commencing September 2019, March/September 2020 or March/September 2021)

Applications open: 1 October – 31 December 2017

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