Careers at Allen and Overy

Allen & Overy has been featured in the top five of the Financial Times Innovative Law Firms Awards and only last year advised 87 % of Forbes top 100 public companies around the globe. You can join the law elite by choosing one of the following schemes:

Training Contract – the two-year Training Contract is based on four 6 months rotations through a number of departments that are also known as “seats”, allowing trainees to get the full experience of what it means to work at Allen & Overy and choose their particular area of interest. Alongside the department work, trainees can gain the optional contentious experience in the Litigation Department and take the Professional Skills Courses in client care, advocacy, and financial and business skills.

Vacation Scheme –  it involves working alongside lawyers on live deals and cases, additionally successful candidates will attend compulsory law events and presentations where students can learn about the key elements of the industry.

Allen and Overy application steps

  • Online Application
  • Assessment Centre
    • Case Study
    • Strength Based Interview

Allen and Overy test guides

Allen & Overy has a pretty straightforward, and quite short application process, that’s why it’s important to get your into your competitive mood in place to make your online application stand out from the Step 1.

Candidates are recommended to demonstrate the strongest and clear examples of the skills they can possibly bring to the table, as well as natural strengths and achievements that could be additionally valued by the company. While pitching yourself during the interview remember to show a passion and interest in the legal industry, you should also expect questions verifying your knowledge and suitability with the firm to be asked.

Case Study -   the case study at Allen & Overy takes a form of a short presentation on a topic that you will be given a short time to prepare during the assessment center. After the presentation, you will be assessed further by the interviewers asking you questions regarding the topic of your presentation.  If you are not a born speaker and feel like you could use a little bit more advice, you can check the Assessment Centre Guide, for more useful tips.

Strength-Based Interview - This will be a typical behavioural interview validating your skills and detecting strengths necessary for the job in the legal sector. If you need an advice - don’t just list your skills, try to find a variety of examples to prove them. Showing your motivation and commercial awareness should earn you a few extra points.

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