Allen & Overy is a global law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
A member of the UK's Magic Circle of leading law firms, Allen & Overy is widely considered to be one of the world's elite law firms, advising national and multinational corporations, financial institutions, and governments.
Since its founding in 1930, Allen & Overy has grown to become one of the largest law firms in the world, both by number of lawyers and revenue. With approximately 5,000 staff and 38 offices worldwide, the firm provides legal advice in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
Since 2008, Wim Dejonghe has been managing partner and David Morley senior partner.
Allen & Overy Graduate Scheme
Graduates on the training schemes would be involved, from the start, with high profile cases in whichever field they are currently immersed in. International options during the training process are available in the second year. All applicants will get a training plan tailored to them, which allows the selection of the the different areas the placements will involve, as well as selecting one area as the priority department to train. Graduates are encouraged to take part in pro-bono and community projects alongside their training, to maximise experience. Professional skills courses are run alongside your technical training. Upon qualification, personal and business skills courses are still available.
What you need:
Individuality. There's no such thing as a typical Allen & Overy candidate - quite the opposite in fact. We're open-minded and interested in people who share that quality.
We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate a strong academic performance - you'll be heading for at least a 2.1 (or equivalent), in any degree discipline, and have 340 UCAS points (AAB) at A-level (or equivalent). But beyond this we want to see evidence of teamwork, communication skills, planning and organisation, problem solving, commercial awareness and commitment - to a career in law, and to a career with A&O.