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Our company in a nutshell


Throughout our 87-year history Allen & Overy have been leading the legal industry by challenging ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the complex legal challenges our clients face.

Building on our long heritage enables us to attract the most talented people and continue to deliver this level of innovation with and for our clients.

To support our clients' international strategies, we have built a truly global network now spanning 44 offices in 31 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in over 100 countries where we do not have a presence. This network makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.

Working for Allen & Overy as a graduate gives you the opportunity to join a first-class programme, gain global experiences and learn from lawyers at the top of their field all in a dynamic office environment in one of the most exciting cities in the world.

 London is a capital city in so many ways; government, finance, business, culture, sport, music and entertainment, food, comedy, nightlife - by whichever measure you choose, London is one of the very best. With so much on your doorstep, the challenge is not finding things to do with your time, but deciding how to fit it all in!

Our offices provide first-class, environmentally efficient facilities to support you during your working day, while outside you can access the very best that our vibrant capital city has to offer.

Our offices have two roof-top gardens, a fully licensed bar and coffee shop and a fitness suite.

If you are in your penultimate or final year of study, or have already graduated and feel you need to experience our firm first-hand, then you can apply for a Vacation Scheme with us. If you are already sure you want to work at A&O, then we encourage you to apply directly for a Training Contract. The choice is yours, as anyone in their penultimate year onwards can apply for either opportunity.

Our Vacation Schemes take place three times a year; in the Winter, Spring and Summer, and you can decide which time of the year suits you best regardless of what year of study you are in. If you do get accepted onto a Vacation Scheme then you will get the opportunity to be assessed for a Training Contract, as well as the opportunity to apply for a week's work experience in one of our international offices in July 2017.

Find out more about our graduate options HERE

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