Trainee Solicitor
at Allen & Overy

Training Contract

Final year non-law undergraduates and graduates can apply from the 1st November 2012 - 15th January 2013. Penultimate year law undergraduates and graduates can apply from 1st June 2013 - 31st July 2013

Starting your career with Allen & Overy means starting at the very top of international commercial law. We are renowned for the high quality of our Banking, Corporate and International Capital Markets advice, but also have major strengths in areas such as Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment & Benefits, Tax and Real Estate

We offer a truly flexible training contract and the most interesting work in a unique culture of support and mutual respect. The seat structure ensures that you get to see as many parts of the practice as possible and that your learning is hands-on, guided closely by an associate or partner. Most seats are for six months, with some three-month seats available. Given the strength of our international finance practice, we require our trainees to spend a minimum of 12 months in our core areas of Banking, Corporate and International Capital Markets. There is also the opportunity for trainees to spend three or six months of their training contract in one of our international offices or on a client secondment. Trainees will typically complete a secondment in their final seat.

Who we are looking for

We expect to see a strong, consistent academic performance with at least a 2.1 (or equivalent) predicted or achieved. At Allen & Overy you will be working in a team where you will use your initiative and manage your own time and workload, so we also look for evidence of teamwork, leadership, motivation and problem-solving.

To apply for our March and September 2015 intakes, you will need to click on the apply box