Winter Vacation Scheme at Allen & Overy

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Application Deadline
9th October 2020
Central London and City Greater London
£450 per week
Role May Involve
Banking and Finance Law Commercial Law Corporate Law Economics

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Winter Vacation Scheme*

It can be difficult trying to differentiate one firm from another. That’s why our Vacation Schemes are a great way to experience our cutting-edge work and collaborative culture.

As part of the scheme, you’ll gain real and valuable experience from day one, working alongside our lawyers on live deals and cases. There are a plethora of events and presentations to attend where you’ll learn about key elements of our practice while developing the skills you need to be a successful international commercial lawyer.

But it’s not all work and no play. There’s plenty of time to socialise with our graduate recruitment team, lawyers and partners as well as the other students on your scheme - broadening your knowledge of the firm and building your network.

We offer the flexibility of two schemes across Winter and Summer, with students joining us in their penultimate or final year of undergraduate study or who have already graduated. An opportunity across both schemes is participation in our REACH Buddy Scheme. This is a mentoring scheme that is run by A&O’s Race & Ethnicity network. It offers mentorship during the scheme and beyond and is focused on improving the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities within the firm. The Scheme is also deeply committed to enabling social mobility regardless of racial or ethnic background.

You’ll earn £450 per week, and financial assistance is also discussed upon offer for those who require it.

It is yet to be confirmed whether our winter scheme will take place in a virtual format or in the office. All those successful at interview and invited to participate will be kept informed and paid £450 as well as be considered for a training contract, regardless of the format of the scheme.

If your hard work and passion shines through, you could be considered for a Training Contract at the end of your placement.


Students currently in penultimate or final year of study, and graduates across all degree disciplines.

* Please note that you may only make one application for either a Vacation Scheme or a Training Contract every 12 months.

About Allen & Overy

We’re Allen & Overy, for ninety years, we’ve been at the forefront of the legal industry by finding new ways of meeting the challenges that our clients face. In today’s ever-changing world, we continue to break new ground. We work with companies, organisations and governments on issues of incredible scope and complexity. We’re a pioneering, forward-thinking business; the only one to have topped the Financial Times Innovative Law Firm ranking six times.

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