Graduate Programmes

Graduate
Programmes

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

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.

You will be given the opportunity to work in each of the ILT pillars dealing with different areas that the ILT Team works in delivering value for the firm. 

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.

Key Information

Applications open: April 2023

Intake: September 2023

Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester

Duration: 2 years

Entry requirements: Undergraduate Degree (in any discipline) 

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WHY JOIN THE ILT GRADUATE SCHEME?

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.

Further details for our September 2023 intake will be updated in Spring 2023.  

Download our ILT Graduate Brochure

ILT Graduate Programme Pillars

The pillars involved in the graduate seat rotation are; Research & Development, Internal Efficiency, Document Lifecycle, Client Projects, Legal Tech Consulting, and Products. 

Legal Tech Consulting

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.

Client Projects

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.

Research & Development

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.

Internal Efficiency 

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.

Document Lifecycle 

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.

Products

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.

MEET OUR PEOPLE

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

Future graduate schemes

Addleshaw Goddard's ILT and business services teams is 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.

Our programmes are 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.

Further details for our Business Services September 2023 intake will be updated shortly. To register your interest, please email earlycareers@addleshawgoddard.com 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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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

ILT scheme only:

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

- Prioritisation exercise

- 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

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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