A&O Shearman Verified

Since the two legal powerhouses – Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling – joined forces in May 2024, A&O Shearman has proven to be an unparalleled combination: a new type of industry leader with truly global capabilities. With over 4000 lawyers, across 48 offices in 29 countries, you will be able to work on the most interesting, high-profile legal work, helping the world’s leading businesses to grow, innovate, and thrive. In today’s ever-changing world, A&O Shearman continue to break new ground, working with companies, organisations and governments on the most complex legal issues and building strong and enduring client relationships.

A&O Shearman are here to rewrite the rules of the legal industry – developing and delivering innovative solutions that push their clients and industry forwards. They are proud to have the resources, the vision, and the mind-set to equip their people to operate in the legal landscape of the future. With them, you’ll be constantly learning and growing, benefitting from exceptional professional and personal development. 

Early Careers opportunities

  • Global Virtual Work Experience Programme
  • First Year Programme
  • Vacation Schemes
  • Apprenticeship Programme (working towards an LLB (Hons) Law and Legal Practice and a Solicitor Level 7 Apprenticeship)
  • Training Contract 
  • B.U.I.L.D at A&O Shearman
  • Law Tech and Operations Graduate Programme
  • Graduate Consulting Programme

Choose a global career with unique opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else. A&O Shearman will help you develop into an exceptional lawyer and learn to perform at the highest possible standard – whether or not you have a degree in law. Challenge the status quo with A&O Shearman, and you’ll find a career where you can really excel. This is your chance to find your start and change things for the better.

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Benefits of working at A&O Shearman

  • Season ticket and cycle-to-work loans
  • Health and wellbeing centre including in-house GP, physiotherapist, dental plan
  • On-site fitness centre and sports hall
  • In-house beauty and wellbeing therapies
  • Access to a wide range of discounted goods and services

In the UK, A&O Shearman currently provide access to support through their Employee Advice Line and Private Medical Insurance. All trainees globally have free access to their health and wellbeing apps (Headspace, Help@hand and Unmind.)

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Upcoming placements

What benefits do A&O Shearman offer?

Find out more: 

A&O Shearman Law Career Guide

 LinkedIn: A&O Shearman 

 Instagram: @aoshearmanearlycareersuk 


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