Allen & Overy kicks off new Legal Tech and Project Management Graduate Scheme

Applications are open until the end of March for the two year Advanced Delivery graduate programme. The international legal practice is seeking graduates with strong A-levels and ideally STEM or Economics degrees to be part of a team using the latest tools and software to bring legal expertise to the world in new and surprising ways.

The programme mirrors the structure of a training contract. Beginning in September, four successful candidates will undertake four, six-month rotations in the Project Management Office and Legal Tech team, as well as projects in the other Advanced Delivery areas when required.  The graduates will be based in Fuse, Allen & Overy’s tech innovation space, and will be supported and funded in gaining a recognised qualification in project and/or process management and understanding its application through the provision of legal services.

Louise Forrest, Head of Legal Project Management and PeerPoint Consultant, commented: “This is a really exciting opportunity for intellectually curious and entrepreneurial individuals. The law firm of the future isn’t just about the lawyers – we’ve launched this scheme now so that we can shape junior project managers and legal technologists into the professionals that A&O and our clients will need in order to manage the great risks and even greater opportunities that technology presents.”

Kevin Oliver, Head of Advanced Delivery Technology, added:  “The Advanced Delivery graduates will grow up in A&O, receiving exactly the same level of training and access as our trainee lawyers, and building networks that will make them a key part of the business. Technology is only going to increase in importance and we expect that this group of people will play a crucial role in shaping the legal landscape of the future.”