Graduate Programmes


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Wherever you join us – in IT, BD & Marketing, HR or Innovation & Legal Tech you will find yourself working within a fast-paced, innovative environment.

Graduate Schemes

Addleshaw Goddard's Business Services and Innovation & Legal Tech team are an exciting place to begin and shape your career as a graduate. All teams work closely with each other and with the our core legal divisions, playing an integral role in the delivery of a premium service to our clients.

In addition to our Innovation & Legal Tech Graduate Scheme, we have also launched graduate schemes in our Business Services division. If you are interested in a HR, IT or BD & Marketing graduate scheme, please apply using the links below. 

Applications for our 2023 Business Services Graduate Schemes are now closed! 

Are you looking to start a career in HR?

Join us as a HR Graduate on our two-year programme where you will get to experience various seat rotations and gain exposure of the full life cycle of HR activities at AG (ranging from HR Operations through to Business Partnering and Advisory). You will also have the opportunity to work towards a Level 5 CIPD qualification partway through the graduate scheme, funded by AG.

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Are you passionate about marketing, sales or communications?

Our Marketing & Business Development team is the perfect place for anyone who wants to make an impact in these areas. As part of this award-winning department you'll work to support the firm's strategy and help drive profitable revenue growth. You'll have the opportunity to deliver our imaginative and impactful services and brand proposition to a range of industry sectors - all while being part of a dynamic, innovative and close-working team.


Are you interested in specialising as an IT Developer?

The team are instrumental in supporting Addleshaw Goddard's business strategy for the delivery of innovative new legal services, providing AG with a critical competitive advantage over other more conventional law firm technologies and business models.

Join us as an IT Graduate on our two-year programme where you will get to experience the world of software development functions, and become a specialised IT Software Developer, assisting the team with the design and developing innovative, high quality IT bespoke solutions in line with industry best practice.


Do you have a passion for Cyber Security and Info Sec? 

The cyber security and info sec team are instrumental in protecting and providing integrity of data for Addleshaw Goddard and its clients by ensuring our confidential and commercially sensitive data are secure and not at risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks.

This two-year scheme will provide the successful graduate with exposure to both our Info Sec and Cyber Security team, allowing them to choose a specialism in either field for the final year. 


Innovation and Legal Technology Graduate Scheme

Legal technology is a fast moving and exciting area and one that we believe still has much scope for improvement and change. Developing the lawyers of tomorrow is one focus of ours, but another is developing the legal technologist of tomorrow. 

The Innovation and Legal Technology (ILT) Graduate Scheme is designed to teach you the skills required to innovate the delivery of legal work. You will learn skills in problem solving, technology, client engagement and consultancy.

Our Innovation & Legal Tech Insight Day will take place in January 2024. If you'd like to register your interest, please email 

Key Information

Applications open: TBC

Intake: TBC

Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester

Duration: 2 years

Entry requirements: Undergraduate Degree (in any discipline) 



Innovation and Legal Technology is part of our DNA and our passion is driven by our clients. We're proud to be listed as the 4th most innovative Law firm in Europe.

If you are interested in a career in legal technology, want to collaborate with clients and re-design and re-invent the way legal services are delivered, then apply for our Innovation & Legal Technology Graduate Scheme. 

The programme is designed with a focus on training and development, which will provide exposure to a diverse range of work and responsibilities, along with a robust support network of supervision and mentoring in place.

Establishing an award-winning team early in this space has afforded us the opportunity to be a leader in legal innovation, building a clear career path for you as graduates and nurture your talent to reach your full potential.

We are looking for a June 2024 in-take (TBC).  

Download our ILT Graduate Brochure

ILT Graduate Programme Pillars (seats)

Guiding our clients through the process of selecting and configuring legal technology. We work with our clients to assess their needs, narrow down the options, consult on the configuration of solutions, and implement their chosen strategy and platforms.

Intelligent implementation of legal expertise, technology, data and process to pitch for and help deliver projects for our clients. This includes engaging internally and externally to find and discuss opportunities, as well as transferring successful ideas to products or internal efficiency.

Looking at how we can push the boundaries of what legal technology can do. We do this by working with third-party providers and internal developers to look at new products or how we can best use our existing technologies, and understanding how they might develop over time to bring the greatest benefits to our firm and our clients.

Engaging with our lawyers to identify opportunities to enhance how our legal work is delivered. Creating solutions using existing and new technology and embedding them within the business, driving adoption to ensuring uptake.

Focusing on technologies that interact with documents. This includes the creation, management and data gathering of documents in all practice areas. We have a strong focus on the automation of precedents as well as ensuring we procure the right tools for the job, be that negotiation, reporting or efficient drafting.

Working with our lawyers to develop new avenues and income streams through productising AG’s expertise by designing and developing products for our clients. This is achieved by combining a number of the Legal Technology building blocks in different ways to create powerful solutions that can be applied across our practice areas.


The best advocates of our Early Career Programmes are the people who work here. See what they have to say about the ILT Graduate Scheme.

Key skills we are looking for during the application process:

  • Attention to detail
  • Commercial awareness
  • Career motivation
  • Team work 
  • Analytical skills 
  • Decision making 
  • Knowledge of Addleshaw Goddard


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Application Form

Candidates who wish to apply to us must complete the relevant online application form.

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Voice Interview

On successful screening of your application form, you will be invited to complete a voice interview which can be recorded at a time and location convenient to you. 

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Pre Assessment Centre tests

ILT scheme only:

Candidates will be required to complete two exercises prior to the assessment centre;

Prioritisation exercise and Attention to detail test

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Assessment Centre

Successful applicants will be invited to our offices for further assessment and to meet us in person. The assessments comprise of;

ILT Scheme - Interview, Group Assessment and a Q&A session with key members of the team

Graduate Scheme - Interview, Group Assessment, In-Tray exercise

Why join Addleshaw Goddard?

Want to join an international law firm with a supporting and nurturing environment where you'll be contributing to major projects from day one? It's time to find out why Addleshaw Goddard is the right next step for you. 

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