Graduate Programmes


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

Graduate Schemes

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

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

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 Graduate Scheme

Innovation is part of our DNA and our passion is driven by our clients. We're proud to be listed as one of the most innovative Law firms in Europe.

The 2-year Innovation Graduate Scheme focuses on equipping you with the skills needed to lead innovation in a rapidly changing legal industry. Through the Scheme, you will develop problem-solving skills, learn new technologies as well as gaining experience from client engagements. You will rotate within our specialist Innovation Group teams which include AG Consulting, Innovation and Legal Technology, Managed Legal Services and Research and Knowledge Services. Working on a diverse range of projects, you will directly contribute and add value while gaining broad exposure to how innovation drives change across the legal industry.

Key Information

Applications now closed

Intake: June 2024

Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester

Duration: 2 years

Entry requirements: Undergraduate Degree (in any discipline) 



This is the third year of our successful Innovation Graduate Scheme which has seen a diverse pool of Innovation Graduates go through the schemes, who are now based in our Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh offices. 

Our appetite to learn as a team sees us partnering with technology providers, universities and law schools. We expect all our team members to collaborate with the organisations, such as hackathons and other initiatives to stimulate creative ideas with the single objective of bringing more imagination and more impact to the delivery of solutions and services for our clients.

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.

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Innovation Graduate Scheme Seats

Innovation Seats


The best advocates of our Early Career Programmes are the people who work here. See what they have to say about the Innovation 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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Pre Assessment Centre tests

Innovation 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 consist of;

Innovation 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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