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2016

"It's the most international of the top-tier law firms and the level of the training is renowned to be among the best in the City – if not the best."
Second year trainee, London
"When I spoke to a number of people currently working at the firm they all seemed to be interesting and friendly people who were really happy at the firm and loved their jobs. It seemed like a really nice place to work."
First year trainee, London
"The reputation of the firm. It has many international offices and it provides the best training of the magic circle firms. Whether or not I remain at A&O after qualification, I am confident of my employment options now I have A&O on my CV."
First year trainee, London
"It's a global, advanced and innovative firm with a reputation for being more relaxed than any of the other magic circle firms."
First year trainee, London
"I attended the A&O networking event at my university and liked the people I met. I also heard good things through the grapevine from others at my university who had interned there."
First year trainee, London
"Magic circle firms are a strong option in terms of training. I wanted to learn as much as possible in two years across a broad range of practice areas and to be able to go abroad on secondment."
First year trainee, London
"The quality of the work, the secondment opportunities (during and after training), the fact that it's common to sit with senior supervisors and the fact that the firm was first-tier in a number of areas in which I was interested."
First year trainee, London
"The firm put on a couple of presentations at my university. It was the first time a magic circle firm had visited the uni in a long time and it was considered to be quite a big deal."
First year trainee, London

2015

"I applied here because of A&O's reputation and my experiences at law fair, university presentations and open days."
First year trainee, London
"I was encouraged to apply by several factors: the blue chip clients, market-leading work, reputation for being one of the friendliest firms in the city, international and client secondment opportunities and the diverse range of potential departments to sit in during your training contract."
First year trainee, London
"I chose A&O because I wanted to do high profile work for quality clients and to work with the passionate and engaging employees that I had met at open days. The firm's global footprint and reputation were also encouraging factors."
Second year trainee, London
"Initially I was attracted by the calibre of clients and the high-level of work. Later, at the vacation scheme, the people I met who already worked for Allen & Overy confirmed my decision."
First year trainee, London
"The firm seemed friendly yet highly competitive. The training looked like the best quality and the range of work seemed great."
Second year trainee, London
"To start off with I was attracted by the firm's incredible reputation and international nature, and once I got to know the firm better, that combination of a professional yet friendly atmosphere."
First year trainee, London
"I attended the firm's networking event in Durham and liked the people I met. A&O is genuinely one of the most global out of all the law firms and specialises in banking law which, coming from an economics background, interested me."
First year trainee, London
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