Allen & Overy

Summer Vacation Programme


​At Allen & Overy we recognise that choosing the right career is a big decision.

There will be lots of questions you need to ask yourself: What type of law do I want to practise? What type of firm would suit me best? What will the work really be like?

We think the best way to answer these questions is to get first-hand experience of life in a law firm and that's exactly what our vacation scheme offers.

Each year we offer a number of students the opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to work for A&O on our Summer Vacation Programme. You will assist your trainer – a partner, counsel or an associate – on real deals and get hands-on insight into the truly international nature of our work in the Middle East.

Alongside your day-to-day work, you will join with fellow vacation students on a client pitch project designed to sharpen your team, research and presentation skills, and to expose you to our broad range of clients and practice areas. In addition, you will hear about recent deals and get a real insight into the role of a commercial lawyer.

During your placement there will also be plenty of time to socialise with other Allen & Overy people. We'll pair you up with a ‘buddy’ – a current trainee – who will be able to answer your questions, offer you advice and generally help you feel at home during your time with us. Informal drinks with your department, lunches with your buddy and social events organised by the HR team are just some of the opportunities you will have to get to know us during your placement.

If you secure a Summer Vacation Programme with us, we guarantee you the opportunity to interview for our Middle East Trainee Programme at the end of your placement.

Our two week Summer Vacation Programme is for penultimate or final year undergraduates who have studied, or are studying for an LLB. An affiliation to the region is essential, and Arabic language skills are an advantage, but not a mandatory requirement.

The 2018 Summer Vacation Programme will run in our Dubai office for 12 days in early July 2018.

Applications opened on 1 October and run to 31 December 2017. 

For further details see web page: Allen & Overy UAE, Careers.