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Solicitor Apprenticeship

  • Company: Allen & Overy
  • Location: London
  • Closing Date: 20-02-2022


Operating in over thirty countries – and at the forefront of our industry – A&O is one of the world’s leading law firms. Working together within our teams and side-by-side with our clients to solve every challenge, however complex, we make headlines, break new ground and set precedents. We lead, so others can follow. Ambitious and creative, by embracing new ways of thinking and bringing together the most talented legal minds in the industry, we do more than open up possibilities in law; we provide our people with the space to be themselves, and unleash their potential.  We’re committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity and inclusion.  Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where you feel that you can bring your authentic self to work.  To be comfortable and confident and to be who you are in the workplace.  To feel like you belong.

Bring exciting ideas to the table and we’ll make sure your voice is heard. Demonstrate tenacity and we’ll show you a brave new world. If you’re ready to be a part of a team that goes the distance: It’s Time.

About the apprenticeship
The Allen & Overy Solicitor Apprenticeship is a 6-year level 7 programme. You will be awarded an LLB (Hons) Law and Legal Practice by BPP University and a Solicitor Level 7 Apprenticeship on completion as well as becoming a qualified solicitor once you pass the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).

Legal apprenticeships offer an alternative route into the legal profession and are key to law firms like A&O being open and accessible.

All of your tuition fees will be paid and you will earn a salary whilst you are training.

Four days a week will be spent working in our practice groups and one day will be allocated to study with BBP University. In addition to time in A&O’s legal practice groups, apprentices will also have the opportunity to work in Fuse, the firm’s tech innovation hub, and the Markets Innovation Group, Legal Tech, eDiscovery and Project Management teams.

We also see the solicitor apprenticeship as an opportunity to improve the socio-economic diversity of the legal sector.

Who is the learning provider?
BPP University is an independent university dedicated to business and the professions.

Why choose a Solicitor Apprenticeship?

  • Gain an LLB (Hons)
  • Qualify as a solicitor
  • Earn a salary and gain your qualification without any tuition fees
  • Receive individual support from both BPP and your supervisors and mentors at A&O
  • Assistance relocating to London if required
  • Network with other apprentices

Essential criteria
To be considered we require you to be on track to achieving AAB at A-Level or equivalent and have 7 GCSEs at grade 6 or above (including Maths and English).

We do look at every form received, and take extenuating circumstances into account for grades that do not meet our requirements.

Apply now or contact student support if you need assistance with your application, we’re here to help!