Graduate Job Podcast

In episode 50 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Hannah Salton, Graduate Recruitment Manager at international law firm Allen and Overy. In this half hour we explore the different options available to graduates at Allen & Overy, from their sought after training contracts, to their vacation schemes and open days. We delve into the application process for the training contracts, the different methods of entry, what they look for from candidates and how to ensure you stand out throughout the application process. We also explore the vacation schemes in detail and look at whether this is really the easy way in for a career in law. You might be surprised at some of the answers.  If you’ve ever thought about a legal career, then this is definitely the episode for you. Even if working for a law firm has never crossed your mind, keep listening to understand why over half of the graduates that Allen and Overy take on didn’t study law at university. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at   Right, let’s not mess about, and jump straight to my chat Hannah from A&O.


  • What A&O are really looking for from their applicants
  • The secrets to impressing through the online application
  • Whether a vacation placement with A&O is a shortcut to landing a training contract
  • What to expect from the application process at Allen and Overy
  • Whether Allen & Overy prefer candidates through a Legal Practice Course (LPC), or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
  • Why the odds of getting a training contract with Allen and Overy might be better than you think
Direct download: GJP_-_50.mp3
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