Advanced Delivery Graduate Programme 2019
graduate scheme
Expires10 days

Advanced Delivery Graduate Programme 2019

Job description

From artificial intelligent to data visualization, our advanced delivery team is redefining the role of technology in the future of law. By using the latest tools and software, they’re bringing our elite, legal expertise to the world, in new and surprising ways.

Our clients face constant pressure to strike the optimal balance of cost, quality and risk. Exciting and innovative, the solutions we develop will help them overcome that challenge. Together, we’re harnessing the power of digital to create technology that sits at the cutting edge of our industry.
Our unique offering encompasses A&O’s Legal Service Centre, Peerpoint, aosphere, our Project Management Office (PMO) and Legal Tech. This is a bustling, forward-thinking hub that’s taking on an ever more important position in our firm.

Overview of role and departments
Recode the legal world.
The legal industry is evolving. From artificial intelligence to data visualisation, the way we use digital is transforming our world – and the pace of change is increasing rapidly. As an advanced delivery graduate, you’ll redefine the role technology plays in the future of law.
What will you do?
The Advanced Delivery programme is split between the, Markets Innovation Group, Legal Project Management Office (PMO) and our Legal Tech team. Here, you’ll undertake over two years, as well as projects in the other advanced delivery areas when required.
These are some of the things you’ll do:
Markets Innovation Group (MIG)
MIG is one of the firms newest practice areas and focuses on developing specific legal solutions for clients using new technology, drawing where necessary on other aspects of the firms Advanced Delivery products and services. In working with this group you will:
  • Work with lawyers to design and develop end to end legal solutions using technology to reduce and remove legal risk for our clients.
  • Act as a liaison between the operational and data teams at our clients and the data specialists within A&O.
  • Assist clients in identifying and solving business challenges using technology.
  • Get first-hand knowledge of how our clients such as financial institutions benefit from the technology products and the drivers behind what creates the need for new tech products.
  • Test new technologies to identify potential use cases for client solutions.
  • Gain insight into the ways in which financial institutions and corporates operate and the role that the firm plays in advising our clients on legal and other areas of concern for our clients.
Legal Project Management Office
The Project Management Office provides legal project management tools, training and support to our lawyers, enhancing the delivery of our legal work and setting us apart from our competitors. Supporting us on our most complex matters, the PMO is an essential resource that makes change possible. In working with this group you will:
  • Work directly with lawyers from each of our core practice groups and across our network of offices, understanding their role on matters and how they work
  • Have a supporting role on the largest, most complex matters in the firm
  • Discover and rethink the way our legal teams work on projects
  • Design new legal project management tools to support specific matters
  • Utilise industry leading technology on matters to drive efficiency

Legal Tech team
In recent years, technology has played a far more disruptive role in our firm and changed the way we deliver legal services. The speed of evolution in this area has increased dramatically in the last 12 months. In diverse fields as such as e-discovery, AI, data extraction, data visualisation and rules-based analysis, technology is creating new ways for our clients to solve problems. In working in this team you will:

  • Drive business change programmes that inculcate new technologies
  • Work with clients and lawyers to combine knowledge and solve problems
  • Work in diverse fields such as data-extraction, AI and rules-based analysis
  • Scan the market for new opportunities and build a reputation as innovators
  • Coordinate and present technology demonstrations
Training and support
During your time here, you’ll undergo a two-year development programme designed to equip you with the technical knowledge, industry awareness and variety of project experience needed to qualify as either a Legal Project Manager or a Legal Tech Manager. The scheme is structured around our core practice areas (namely International Capital Markets, Banking, Corporate and Litigation).A&O will also support you in gaining a recognised qualification in project management (PRINCE2 – funded by A&O) and understanding its application through the provision of legal services.

What we are looking for

Key Requirements

  • Unrestricted right to work in the UK
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional skills:

  • Analytical skills
  • Ability and enthusiasm to learn and understand complex legal processes
  • An interest in project management
  • Aptitude for financial management
  • A keen interest in the latest innovations in FinTech and technology
  • Adaptability and resolve in high pressure, fast-paced environments
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively with both initiative and independence
  • Desire to understand how to build effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to learn new systems and tools quickly and proficiently


  • A-levels – minimum AAB.
  • Degree subject – various but ideally STEM or economics

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

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Closing date: 29/03/2019


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Competitive salary

Working hoursFull-time

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