• Competitive

Training Contract

Allen & Overy

  • Salary

  • Type of firm

    International Law Firms

  • Location


  • Vacancies

    Up to 90

  • Deadline


Starting a Training Contract with Allen & Overy is just the beginning of what will be a stimulating and rewarding legal career. Throughout the two years of your Training Contract, we will work closely with you to ensure you have the right support to develop into a successful commercial solicitor.

Your training will be based on four 6-month rotations (known as ‘seats’) through a number of departments or practice areas, where you will sit with a partner or an associate. 

Seats are available across our practice areas, allowing trainees to experience the full range of work we do. You will have the opportunity to express your preferences so you can spend time in the areas that are of particular interest (subject to business need).  Our core transactional areas of expertise are Banking, Corporate and International Capital Markets, and as a trainee you will spend at least twelve months of your Training Contract gaining experience in at least two of these areas. 

The firm offers its trainees the option of completing a litigation course. This means that trainees do not need to spend time in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department to gain their contentious experience if they are sure their interests lie elsewhere. There are also opportunities for trainees to undertake an international or client secondment during their final year of training.


Candidates must be predicted or have achieved a 2(1) degree, have 136 UCAS points (AAB) or equivalent, and have a genuine interest in law. Driven, future focused and creative, our trainees need to be effective team players with an eagerness to learn.


Working at Allen & Overy offers an exceptional range of benefits, including: season ticket and cycle-to-work loans, life, health and business travel insurance, a health and wellbeing centre including in-house GP, physiotherapist, dentist and dental plan, an on-site fitness centre and sports hall plus in-house beauty and wellbeing therapies, as well as access to a wide range of discounted goods and services.


We pay the full fees for GDL/LPC and a maintenance grant of £10,000 for the LPC and £9,000 for the GDL. Other sponsorship support is looked at on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements for Application

Send your applications to the graduate recruitment team online at Both law and non-law students should apply from 1st August 2019 until the deadline on 22nd December 2019. 

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